Pappardelle with Light Pesto

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes


  • 1 bag Garlic Herb Pappardelle
  • 1/2 cups basil leaves packed
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled
  • 4 tbsp pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • fresh mozzarella optional
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • For the pesto, add basil, pine nuts, garlic, and parmesan cheese in a food processor. Season with salt and pepper, and adjust to your liking. While the food processor is running, add olive oil slowly until the sauce is emulsified. Set aside.
  • Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Before draining, save 1/2 cup of pasta water. Drain pasta.
  • In a bowl combine the pasta with the pesto sauce and pasta water. Stir and serve. Top it off with parmesan or mozzarella cheese.

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