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This makes for a great end of summer dish! Creamy Pesto Pasta with basil straight from the garden is sure to make your tummy happy!

Creamy Pesto Pasta recipe from https://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #Pesto #Basil #Pasta #Creamy

Ingredients

For the Homemade Pesto:

6 Cups                      Basil leaves, loosely packed

1/2 Cup                   Pecans, toasted

1/4 Cup                   Parmesan Cheese

1 each                      Garlic, clove

1/3 Cup                   Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Salt and Pepper to taste

For the Creamy Pesto Pasta:

1/2 Cup                   Chicken Stock

1/2 Cup                   Ricotta Cheese

1/2 Cup                   Pesto

1/2 Lbs                    Pasta, angel hair

Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions

For the homemade pesto:

Wash, dry and pick all the basil leaves.

Creamy Pesto Pasta recipe from https://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #Pesto #Basil #Pasta #CreamyPlace all the ingredients except for the olive oil in a food processor and pulse while streaming in the oil. Keep pulsing until it is a paste consistency.

Creamy Pesto Pasta recipe from https://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #Pesto #Basil #Pasta #Creamy

Creamy Pesto Pasta recipe from https://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #Pesto #Basil #Pasta #Creamy

Yup, all the basil makes this little bit of pesto but a lot goes a long way! Keep this in the fridge covered until ready for use.

 

For the creamy pesto pasta:

Cook the pasta to the directions on the package. Add all of the remaining  ingredients in a sauce pot and bring to a simmer.

Creamy Pesto Pasta recipe from https://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #Pesto #Basil #Pasta #Creamy

Take half of the sauce and set to the side in a bowl. Add the cooked pasta to the remaining sauce in the pot and toss until it is coated in the sauce. Now if you want to add a protein or blanched veggies now is the time.

Creamy Pesto Pasta recipe from https://ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #Pesto #Basil #Pasta #Creamy

Use the extra sauce drizzled on top. Enjoy and thanks for reading!

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Homemade Pesto

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Wash, dry and pick all the basil leaves.
  • Place all the ingredients except for the olive oil in a food processor and pulse while streaming in the oil. Keep pulsing until it is a paste consistency.
  • All that basil makes a little bit of pesto but a lot goes a long way! Keep this in the fridge covered until ready for use.
Nutrition Disclaimer

Love This Recipe?

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Homemade Pesto

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • Wash, dry and pick all the basil leaves.
  • Place all the ingredients except for the olive oil in a food processor and pulse while streaming in the oil. Keep pulsing until it is a paste consistency.
  • All that basil makes a little bit of pesto but a lot goes a long way! Keep this in the fridge covered until ready for use.
Nutrition Disclaimer

Love This Recipe?

Follow @ThisSillyGirlsKitchen on Instagram and @danadevolk on Pinterest for more!

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26 Comments

  1. Chicken Pesto Pasta is one of my favorite dishes! If it’s on the menu I’m ordering it. Yours looks as good as anything I’ve seen at a family style Italian place. Pinning and sharing on FB. Thanks for sharing at All Things Pretty!

  2. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says:

    Pesto and chicken are 2 of my favorite things that aren’t chocolate πŸ™‚ I so need to try this, Dana! Thanks so much for linking up to All My Bloggy Friends! I hope you’ll join us again – the new party starts tomorrow {Tuesday} at 7 am Eastern time!

  3. Pesto makes everything better! It may be the key to world peace. πŸ™‚

  4. Is there a way to make this without ricotta and without using a food processor??
    It looks amazing but I don’t have a food processor and I don’t like ricotta.

  5. In place of the ricotta you could use cream cheese or cream. If using cream, let it simmer until it reduces a little so the sauce won’t be too runny. As for the food processor, you could always use a blender if you have that on hand. If not, just do your best to chop the basil as finely as possible. Hope this helps!

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