Basil Pesto Pasta

Basil pesto is delicious on any pasta. We serve it on shells tonight as a side, topped with heirloom tomatoes. Yum!

Servings and Times

Serves: 2
Preparation Time: 2 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes

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We place a large pot of water on the stove over high heat for the pasta. When the water boils, we add some salt and the pasta. We stir and cook according until al dente, about 15 minutes.

Just before draining the pasta into a colander, we remove about 1/4 cup of pasta water. We drain the pasta, put back in the pot, and then stir in the pesto and a little water at a time to create a sauce (we do not use all of the pasta water). We serve and top with tomatoes.

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