Skinny Pasta with Garlic Pesto

I love quick, no fuss dishes in the summer, and this one certainly fits that bill!  If you have basil growing in your garden, you probably have everything you need already!

Skinny Pasta with Garlic Pesto

  • 14 oz spaghetti or fetuccini
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • salt & pepper, to taste
  • extra parmesan cheese for garnish, optional
  • meatballs, optional

Place basil, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, and garlic cloves in food processor and pulse until smooth.  With machine running, slowing add olive oil.  Taste, and add salt and pepper as desired.

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.  Toss with pesto and top with shaved parmesan cheese and meatballs, if desired.

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