Fragrant Basil Pasta

Serve this dish using flat, fettuccini-type pasta. Any good pasta will do. Do not attempt this pasta with dry basil; it will not come out right.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • ½ lb. wide pasta noodles
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 cups basil leaves
  • 1 cup grated pecorino Romano cheese
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper

Directions

  • Cook the pasta according to package directions.
  • While the pasta is cooking, heat a sauté pan over medium heat. Add the olive oil with the garlic until the garlic begins to turn golden. Immediately dump the garlic into the jar of a blender. Add the basil, cheese, salt, pepper, and 3 tablespoons of the pasta cooking liquid. Blend until smooth.
  • Drain the pasta and add it to the bowl along with all the remaining ingredients. Toss well and serve immediately.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • ½ lb. wide pasta noodles
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 cups basil leaves
  • 1 cup grated pecorino Romano cheese
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper

Directions

  • Cook the pasta according to package directions.
  • While the pasta is cooking, heat a sauté pan over medium heat. Add the olive oil with the garlic until the garlic begins to turn golden. Immediately dump the garlic into the jar of a blender. Add the basil, cheese, salt, pepper, and 3 tablespoons of the pasta cooking liquid. Blend until smooth.
  • Drain the pasta and add it to the bowl along with all the remaining ingredients. Toss well and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories620
Total Fat36g
Saturated Fat9g
Cholesterol25mg
Sodium430mg
Total Carbohydrate58g
Dietary Fiber3g
Sugars3g
Protein14g