Homemade Pesto with Penne

Homemade Pesto with Penne

Pasta is one of the best things in the whole wide world. So what makes this even better? Right a homemade pesto made with fresh basil. Believe me this is heaven on earth and will outrange any store bought pesto you have tried so far. If you`re still hesitating then let me tell you, that you can prepare it within a short amount of time. You just need a hand-held blender or a food processor. Are you in now? Then let`s dive into making this delicious pesto.

Ingredients (for 2 servings):

  • 200g penne
  • water, enough to cover all the pasta
  • salt to your taste
  • pepper to your taste
  • 40g fresh basil leaves
  • 30 to 40g pine nuts
  • 50g grated Parmesan cheese
  • 50 to 75ml olive oil, depending on the size of your jar
  • 1 jar


  • put basil leaves, pine nuts, grated cheese and maximum half of the olive oil into a bowl.
  • mix everything with a hand-held blender until you got a homogenous paste. Season with pepper and if you like salt.
  • pour your pesto into the jar and fill it up to the top with olive oil.
  • bring water to a boil in a pan. Add salt and penne. Cook following the instructions on the packing.

Of course you don`t have to use your homemade pesto right away. You can store it in the fridge up to one week. There`s also the possibility to prepare a huge batch for several jars that you can freeze. Like that you can enjoy your pesto whenever you like.

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