Creamy Pesto Pasta
This simple, creamy pesto pasta is wonderfully herby and so easy to make in just 20 minutes for a weeknight meal the whole family will love!
- 300 grams pasta of choice (about 11 ounces)
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 cup Basil Pesto
- 1/4 cup milk or cream
- salt and pepper to taste
- Parmesan grated, to serve
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and reserve 1/4 cup pasta water.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet or pot, add the butter and melt over medium heat. Add the pesto and whisk until it begins to bubble.
Lower the heat to medium-low and slowly whisk in the milk or cream until it is incorporated. Add the cook pasta and toss to coat. If needed, use reserved pasta water to thin out sauce.
Plate pesto pasta and top with freshly grated parmesan cheese and toasted pine nuts (optional).
Calories: 458kcalCarbohydrates: 59gProtein: 12gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 351mgPotassium: 189mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 825IUCalcium: 85mgIron: 1mg