Make this super easy Farfalle Pasta with Pesto. It’s literally 3 ingredients unless you are making chicken pesto pasta then you just added grilled chicken.
I’m sure I have mentioned way too many times how much we love basil here on the Ranch. Bruschetta and Pesto Pasta are our all time favorite ways to enjoy this wonderful herb and I grow as much basil as I can and we devour all of it, I mean all of it.
This time of the year, I am in complete withdrawal since our basil is just now getting big enough to pick. (I know I can buy fresh basil in our local market, but it is just so expensive to make into pesto)
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So I wait and sweet talk my new little basil plants until we have enough leaves to harvest for a batch of our Homemade Basil Pesto. And as soon as we make pesto we have a dish of farfalle pasta with pesto. Farfalla pasta is one of my hubby’s favorite pastas so we do substitute it into many of our pasta dishes.
It was so funny, that it took me forever to learn to make Pesto Pasta. It’s not hard but some things I just can’t grasp, I mean I always thought that there had to be more to it than just mix! Yep, I kinda over-thought that but it’s so easy and I’m embarrassed it took me so long.
How to make Farfalle pasta with pesto:
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- Farfalle pasta, or your favorite pasta
- Basil Pesto
- Parmesan Cheese, shredded
- Grilled Chicken Breast, optional
Cook pasta in boiling salted water according to package instructions
Drain and return to pan
Spoon pesto onto the hot pasta, gently stirring to coat
Add more pesto according to your taste
Add bite size pieces of Cooked Grilled Chicken, optional
Garnish with parmesan cheese
This makes a quick dinner and it’s a delicious fresh way to enjoy pesto and pasta and grilled chicken, if desired. Serve with crusty bread and a fresh salad. We hope you enjoy it this quick and easy recipe.
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Farfalle Pasta with Pesto
- 12 ounces Farfalle pasta or your favorite pasta
- 1/2 cup Basil Pesto
- Parmesan cheese Shredded
- 1 whole Grilled Chicken Breast optional
- Cook pasta in boiling salted water according to package instructions
- Drain and return to pan
- Spoon pesto onto the hot pasta, gently stirring to coat
- Add more pesto according to your taste
- Add bite size pieces of Cooked Grilled Chicken, optional
- Garnish with parmesan Cheese