Basil Pesto Pasta
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Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 4
  • 1 cup Basil Pesto, try our homemade Nut-Free Basil Pesto or use store bought
  • 1 pound fresh pasta
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • Parmesan cheese for sprinkling
  1. Prepare the pasta according to the package directions. Drain, reserve some of the pasta water, and set aside.
  2. Add the cooked pasta back to the empty pot and toss with the pesto and cherry tomatoes. Add a tablespoon or two of the reserved pasta water.
  3. Serve immediately topped with freshly grated parmesan cheese.
Clip a few sprigs of fresh basil and keep them in a vase on your kitchen counter. The chill of your fridge will turn the leaves black.
Recipe by Jennifer Tyler Lee at