Spaghetti with Pesto

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In this post I show you how you can make a delicious basil pesto super fast with just a few ingredients. Spaghetti goes perfectly with it.

Do you ever know when you have a real pasta craving, but don’t have the time or the groceries in the house to whip up an elaborate sauce? I certainly do. That’s when I super like to resort to quick and easy sauces that don’t require a lot of groceries. Such is the case with this delicious basil pesto. Quickly whipped up, you just need fresh basil, some olive oil, pine nuts and flaked almonds, and a blender or blender. If you like, you can even just double the amount of pesto and store it in a jar in the fridge for your next pasta craving.

If you’re in the mood for more pasta recipes, check out my “Pasta and Rice” recipe category.

Spaghetti Pesto

Nutritional information per serving:

Calories: 677 – Protein: 14g – Fat: 40g – Carbs: 65g

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Spaghetti with Pesto

: 3
: 10 min
: 20 min
: 30 min
: easy
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 large bunch basil
  • 100ml olive oil
  • 30g flaked almonds
  • 250g spaghetti
  • 50g pine nuts
  • sea salt
  • pepper
  • Step 1 Finely chop the garlic cloves and puree them together with half of the pine nuts and the basil leaves either in a blender or with a hand blender. Add olive oil gradually as you do this until you have a smooth mixture. Add 3/4 of the almond flakes and season the pesto with salt and pepper
  • Step 2 cook the spaghetti in salted water according to the package instructions
  • Step 3 heat a deep pan slowly and mix the pesto with the spaghetti. Either remove the spaghetti directly from the boiling water with tongs or drain the spaghetti, reserving 1 cup of the boiling water, and add it to the sauce
  • Step 4 finally, toast the remaining pine nuts and serve the spaghetti with crushed almonds and pine nuts, if desired.

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