Pasta Parsley Pesto

Serves: 4-6 - Cooking Method: Stovetop - Total Time: 30 minutes

Pasta Parsley Pesto recipe for a quick easy Meatless dinner. Pesto is made from parsley and walnuts which are less expensive than basil and pinenuts during winter. Kids will love.

What's for Dinner:

Garlic Bean Spread with Crostini

Pasta with Parsley Pesto

Freshly Tossed Salad

Warm Italian Bread with Butter


Pasta - 1 lb. (we like bow-tie or penne)
Parsley Leaves - 2 cups, tightly packed
Toasted Walnuts - 3/4 cup
Parmesan Cheese - 1/2 cup
Garlic - 2 cloves
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Olive Oil - 1 cup
Lemon Juice - 2 Tbsp
Lemon Zest - 1 lemon


Follow the cooking instructions on the package of pasta.

Pesto Directions:

1. Into the bowl of the food processor place the following: Parsley Leaves, Toasted Walnuts, Parmesan Cheese, Garlic Cloves and salt. Place cover on and pulse several times until well combined.

2. In a pourable cup, place: Olive Oil, Lemon Juice and the lemon zest. In a slow steady stream add the oil mixture to parsley mixture, pulsing to combine.

3. When pasta has been cooked to desired degree of doneness, drain and place in a large pasta bowl. Pour pesto over pasta and mix throughly. Serve immediately.

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