fusilli pesto sauce

Fusilli Pasta With Creamy Pesto Sauce (Recipe From Italy)

Fusilli pesto sauce is a simple easy pasta dish that is packed with natural flavors. The basil gives it that sweet and savory taste fresh from the garden, the pine nuts with the oil give it that nutty buttery creamy texture, combine it with garlic and cheese and you have a marinade of distinct flavors.

The Italian word for pesto ‘also known as pestare,’ actually means to pound or crush. The pesto sauce was originally prepared with a marble mortar & wooden pestle. The main ingredients were crushed with a circular motion of the pestle in the mortar.

Recipe Video From Italy (With English Translation)

Fusilli With Pasta Recipe Ingredients

Cookware Needed For This Recipe
Ingredients For 1 Or 2 People
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese (70g)
  • Grated Pecorino Cheese (40g)
  • 1 Cup Of Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • Pine Nuts (15g)
  • Fresh Basil (50g)
  • Fusilli Pasta (350g)
  • 2 Pinches Of Coarse Salt

How To Make Fusilli With Pesto Sauce

1. Set aside the Fusilli Pasta to cook later.

2. Add all the ingredients together with only half a cup of olive oil in a food processor and set it at pulse to mix.. After several pulses add the rest of the oil.

Then continue blending, do not mix too long. The ingredients will turn into a creamy pesto fairly quickly. Take the pesto sauce from the food processor and pour into a large bowl and set aside.

creamy pesto sauce

3. Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan and cook the fusilli pasta for 8 to 12 minutes. Only add the pasta when the water is boiling..

When the fusilli’s are cooked drain them in a colander and immediately mix it with the pesto sauce.

mix the fusilli sauce with the pesto

4. When you plate your Fusilli with pesto dish.. Give it one more sprinkle of pecorino and parmesan cheese and the dish is ready. Best served when it’s hot.. Enjoy your meal!

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