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linguine with homemade pesto with grated parmesan on top, basil leaves and pine nuts

Linguine with homemade pesto

  • Author: Carla
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main. Pasta.
  • Cuisine: Italian


Linguine with homemade pesto. Delicious and quick to put together! 



For the pesto:

  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1/3 cup (4 tbsp) pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

For the pasta:

  • 1 lb linguine
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Fresh grated Parmesan cheese 


  1. Prepare the pesto: in a hand blender (or food processor) blend the basil, Parmesan, pine nuts and extra virgin olive oil until all the ingredients are well mixed and a paste has formed. You can add some water if you’re not satisfied with the consistency of the pesto.
  2. Bring a big pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta according to the package instructions.
  3. Drain the pasta, return to the boiling pot and mix the pesto in.
  4. Serve and top with some more grated Parmesan cheese.
  5. Enjoy!


  • I don’t use garlic but feel free to add it to your pesto if you like it. 

Keywords: basil, pesto, pasta, pine nuts