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Pasta and Pesto Recipe

Pasta and Pesto

An Ideal Recipe for Vegetarians
Graham

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This recipe for Pasta and Pesto is just a very easy and cheap idea for a quick meal or light lunch.

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      Preparation Time: 3 Minutes

      Cooking Time: 8 Minutes

Ingredients for Pasta and Pesto

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to serve 2:
4 oz
fusilli or farfalle pasta
6 - 8 oz
jar pesto sauce
1 oz
grated Parmesan cheese

 

How to Cook Pasta and Pesto

  1. Place the pasta in a pan of lightly salted boiling water and cook according to the instructions (usually about 8 minutes). Drain in a colander and, while the pasta is draining empty the pesto into the pan and allow it to warm. Replace the pasta in the pan and stir into the sauce making sure it is completely coated. Serve immediately, sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

 
Graham GRAHAM'S HOT TIP:
Use 2oz(50g) of grated Cheddar cheese in place of the Parmesan cheese and melt under a hot preheated grill for about 4 minutes. More calories, but more fun!
 
GRAHAM'S WINE RECOMMENDATION: GrahamBarbera d'Asti like Marchesi di Gresy Barbera d'Asti. Italian Barbera goes well with pasta, tomato-based dishes and dishes from the North of Italy.
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