Pesto Pasta with Pine Nuts

Pesto Pasta with Pine Nuts


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Pasta is always quick and easy and this recipe is no exception, but instead of the typical marinara sauce pasta, this recipe makes homemade pesto sauce and tops the noodles with toasted pine nuts for a fun variation.

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Time needed

10 min preparation + 10 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

6 servings


  • 1 pound pasta
  • 3 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 cups chopped basil
  • ½ cup parsley
  • ½ cup parmesan
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves minced garlic

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Put the basil, parsley, cheese, salt, ¼ cup pine nuts, and garlic in a food processor to make the pesto. Add the olive oil and vinegar and blend until the combination has the consistency of creamed butter. Cook the pasta for 8-10 minutes, drain, and toss with pesto. Serve with toasted pine nuts.

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