Pesto Penne

Pesto Penne

From   Firangi Tadka

Prep: 25 minutes

Cook: 10 minutes

Method: Easy

Course: Pasta

Type: Italian

Penne pasta when cooked in this gently flavoured Pesto sauce is so delicious that you just cannot resist it


  • Penne pasta, boiled till al dante 200 gms
  • Fresh basil leaves 1 cup
  • Garlic cloves, finely chopped 2
  • Olive oil 4 tbsps
  • Pinenuts (chilgoza) 5 tbsps
  • Parmesan cheese, grated ΒΌ cup
  • Milk 4 tbsps
  • Fresh cream 2 tbsps
  • Salt to taste


  • Put basil leaves, garlic cloves and 1 tbsp olive oil in a mixer jar and grind.
  • Add 4 tbsps pine nuts, 3 tbsps parmesan cheese, 2 tbsps olive oil, and continue to grind.
  • Add 1 tbsp of olive oil and grind further to make pesto.
  • Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a non-stick pan, add pesto and 3 tbsps milk, mix and saute on low heat. Add cream and mix.
  • Pour 1 tbsp milk, to loosen the pesto and saute for a minute.
  • Add penne pasta and toss till the pesto coats the pasta well. Add salt and mix.
  • Transfer into serving plate and serve hot.