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Linguine with Pesto Sauce Recipe

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 6


  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic
  • 4 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 pound linguine


  • Cook linguine in a large pot of well-salted boiling water until al dente (about 8-10 minutes). Drain and leave in pot.
  • In a heavy saucepan, add the pine nuts and stir over low heat until golden brown.
  • In a food processor, add the pine nuts, basil leaves, garlic, salt, pepper, and cheese and process until finely chopped. With the motor still running, add the olive oil in a thin stream until a paste forms. Add the pesto to the linguine and toss until blended.
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