Snack Attack

You know those days when you get hungry around 3:30 for no obvious reason? I do. Today was definitely one of those days. So, I decided that instead of snacking on processed junk food I would make an easy little meal for one.

I love basil! It is my favorite herb to use in cooking. The recipe I made is a simple pasta dish using basil pesto as a sauce.

What You’ll Need:

  • Basil pesto (I make my own and use about 2 Tablespoons)
  • Farfalle pasta (a.k.a. bow tie pasta)
  • Parmesan cheese
  • A kitchen in which to cook it!

If you don’t already have pesto you will need to whip some up. I used the following recipe from The Food Network and it made more than enough:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/basil-pesto-recipe2/index.html

Next you will need to boil some Farfalle pasta according to the package directions. I made an entire package, but you can cut this down to the desired number of servings.

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Some lovely boiling pasta.

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After the pasta has finished cooking, strain it. Add the desired pasta back to the pan in which you cooked it. Add a few tablespoons (or more if you wish) of pesto and stir.

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This is what it should look like after the pesto is mixed in.

Then place in a bowl, add a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, grab a fork, and dig in!

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End result. Doesn’t it look delicious?

I also like to spice this recipe up by adding fresh cherry tomatoes (cut in half) with the pesto. When you warm them up for a short time they taste absolutely divine in this recipe.

Cheers!

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One comment

  1. craving cheese · August 9, 2013

    Saved as a favorite, I like your blog!

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