Spaghetti al Pesto {Spaghetti with Pesto}


Pesto is one of my favorite condiments/sauces of all time. It’s so incredibly versatile and can be made with a variety of ingredients. Basil is the classic ingredient and is what we’ve used to make this incredibly flavor yet super simple spaghetti dish perfect for those busy nights.  If you have a food processor {or blender} you can whip up a fresh batch of pesto in no time. If you don’t, don’t worry you can get your arm exercise in for the day and make it old school style.

I created this Spaghetti al Pesto recipe for TABLESPOON.COM as part of a collection of 5 pesto inspired recipes. There you’ll find my: basic basil pesto, oven roasted tomato pesto, chicken rollatini with oven roasted tomato pesto and spinach pesto and of course this spaghetti al pesto!



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    Ahhh..we will have this tomorrow thanks to you~

  2. 2

    MMMMMMM…my craving these last 2 weeks have been spaghetti with PISTOU!! this looks fabulous!

  3. 3

    The simpler the better. Fresh. Fantastic. Flavorful. I checked into a moment ago and it’s an appealing site. Will look for your recipes there, Paula!

  4. 4

    Oh dear GAWD, yes. I could make a blanket out of this and wrap up for the night.

  5. 5

    It doesn’t get much better than homemade pesto…I cannot wait to try this one!! My only worry is that I won’t get any because my family will gobble it up so quickly. Maybe I should make a “test batch” that’s only for me? 😉

  6. 6

    I for one would love a tutorial on how you get your pasta to be so perfectly spun and gorgeous on you plates! So beautiful!

  7. 7

    I love your little pasta swirls, they are perfect. Homemade pesto is like gold. Looks delicious and I’m sure it is Paula!!

  8. 8

    I now need this for a late night snack…Yum!

  9. 9

    There is one problem I see with this. There isn’t nearly enough on the plate! It looks delicious!!

  10. 10

    This sounds wonderful. I would definitely top with the chopped tomatoes..great weeknight meal!!

  11. 11

    What a simple, elegant and delicious recipe. I love basil pesto and can’t wait to make more this weekend.

  12. 12

    I can pretty much eat pesto on anything. Yum!

  13. 13

    What is much better than fresh tasting pesto? This looks fabulous! Your photos are very inviting!

  14. 14

    Looks delicious! Love your new recipe format…I’ve been looking for something like that.

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    Angie /

    This looks good and so easy!

  16. 16

    A classic and all-time favorite. When I can’t think of what else to eat, I pull some of my basil from the freezer and boil some pasta.

  17. 17

    My staple weeknight dinner! My basil is doing so well!

  18. 18

    Love your presentation, looks really great the way the spaghetti swirls on the plate. Thanks for sharing.

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    Just “popped” in from I don’t know where and I’m absolutely delighted. It doesn’t get much better than home made pesto and yours sounds and looks delicious!

    Thank you so much for sharing…

  20. 20

    Amazing dish Paula. I totally dig fresh pesto 🙂 I would love if you added this and any other links to my “Happy Post” today.

  21. 21

    Luckily, my basil is always growing here and I love to make pesto too. Your pasta looks delicious!! :)xx

  22. 22

    Now I am in the mood for pesto…looks fantastic!

  23. 23

    Mmmm…I am loving this pesto dish! Looks delicious! 🙂


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