Parmesan Pesto Pasta

Total Time : 40 minutes | Prep Time : 10 minutes | Servings : persons


For the Pesto
Large bowl fresh basil leaves
7-8 garlic pods
1 cup olive oil
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
For the Assembly
1 cup boiled pasta
Few cherry tomatoes
Parmesan cheese to garnish
Half cup cashew nuts
Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a bowl add fresh basil leaves, cashew nuts, garlic pods, Parmesan  cheese, salt and black pepper, add olive oil and mix it all well.
  2. In a pan full of water add salt, pasta and let it boil for 10 minutes.
  3. In a grinder, blend the mixed ingredients to run into fine smooth paste add some olive oil. Transfer it into another bowl.
  4. In a pan add some oil, cherry tomatoes and boiled pasta and some salted water and add the pesto sauce. Add basil leaves and serve.


Calories 766.9
Total Fat 64.3 g
Saturated Fat 10.2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 45.0 g
Cholesterol 4.9 mg
Sodium 206.2 mg
Potassium 274.1 mg
Total Carbohydrate 39.9 g
Dietary Fiber 3.4 g
Sugars 2.2 g
Protein 10.9 g


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