Trofie al pesto

Trofie al pesto (pasta with pesto)

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Using fresh, homemade pesto this quick to make pasta dish is ready in 20 minutes. A fast and easy weekday meal that all the family will love.



  • garlic 4 cloves
  • basil leaves a small handful, plus garnish
  • salt flakes
  • pine nuts 50g
  • extra-virgin olive oil as required
  • parmesan 50g, grated
  • dried pasta (trofie, strozzapreti or fusilli) 500g


  • Step 1

    Put the garlic and basil leaves in a mortar and add the salt. Add the pine kernels and grind to a paste, slowly drizzling in some olive oil. Add the parmesan and continue to grind with the pestle, adding enough oil to achieve a smooth, brilliant-green sauce.

  • Step 2

    Boil the pasta in salted water following the packet instructions. Drain well, transfer to a warmed bowl and mix thoroughly with the pesto sauce. The sauce should coat each piece of pasta and there should be none left on the plate. Decorate with basil leaves and serve.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 704
  • Carbs 96.4g
  • Protein 21.9g
  • Fat 28.4g
  • Salt 2.77g
  • Fibre 4.3g