Tuesday, November 11

Ridiculously Practical Meals: Basil Pesto Pasta

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I don't know about you, but I like to use up my leftovers! After last week's post, which you can find here, I had leftover pasta, sausage, and parmesan, so I decided to make another dish that would include all three.


Despite having so many similar ingredients, this new recipe tastes quite different. You will need: 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1.5 sausages (I used this sausage), a half pound of spaghetti noodles, basil pesto (I used this pesto), a half pint of heavy cream, 1/2 teaspoon dried minced garlic, and parmesan to taste. Start by boiling some water for the noodles and cook them according to the package directions. While your noodles are cooking, put olive oil in a pan, cut sausage into bite size chunks and add to pan, cook on medium for 3 minutes. Add cream and garlic and cook for another 7 minutes on medium high, stirring constantly. When your noodles are done cooking, drain them and add the contents of the pan. Stir in pesto, mix well. Dish into bowls and top with some parmesan. All in all this entire dish takes under 15 minutes! Bon app├ętit!

14 comments:

  1. I love Basil Pesto pasta is so delicious but had not try adding sausages awesome idea it must perk the mouth.

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  2. looks super delicious! thank you for sharing!
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  3. This sounds so amazing! I love anything with pesto and I've been on a sausage kick! Yum!

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  4. Thank you for tonight's dinner idea! I bought a jar of pesto and have yet to use it so yay! to this.

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  5. You love cooking!
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  6. Yummy. Please send me some. Have an amazing day!

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  7. I love the that there's sausage in this- yum. I always crave pasta in the fall + winter- it's so cozy and filling!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  8. I am so making this! It looks so good Lauren!
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  9. Pasta with pesto always sounds good :) Thanks for this recipe, it's very easy and result is amazing :)

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  10. Aw like always your meals look so tasty and yummy! Love this!
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