Pesto Pappardelle

If your garden or herb box is overflowing with basil right now, this is just the recipe for you! Pesto Pappardelle is a simple recipe that lets the vibrant flavors of fresh basil and tomatoes shine. Perfect for a fresh, summer meal! Even if you don’t have basil growing like weeds in your back yard, this recipe is just as delicious with store-bought basil and tomatoes.

 

A classic basil pesto swirled together with pappardelle pasta, bursting tomatoes and topped with a generous amount of parmesan cheese to make a delightfully delicious meal. You could easily top this pasta off with some grilled chicken or shrimp to make it more of a complete meal, but it sure is delicious on it’s own!

Even though this is a classic summer dish, it can easily be made any time of the year. Most grocery stores keep a fresh stock of basil and tomatoes year-round, so you should be all set to go.

Grab a fork and swirl up a big ol’ bite of this Pesto Pappardelle and do your happy dance.

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Pesto Pappardelle


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  • Author: KJ & Company - Kate Poskochil
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

Pesto Pappardelle is a simple recipe that lets the vibrant flavors of fresh basil and tomatoes shine. Perfect for a fresh, summer meal! Even if you don’t have basil growing like weeds in your back yard, this recipe is just as delicious with store-bought basil and tomatoes.


Ingredients

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  • 5 cups fresh basil
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 16 oz pappardelle
  • Fresh tomatoes if desired for topping

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, pulse together to basil, olive oil, parmesan cheese, pine nuts, lemon juice, salt and pepper until a smooth pesto forms.
  2. Cook the pappardelle according to package instructions. Drain and toss the hot pasta with the pesto until combined. Serve with fresh tomatoes if desired.

Notes

  • Pesto is such a versatile sauce and can be paired with any pasta shape!
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes

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