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Delizioso Pasta with Pesto Sauce

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Serves 4 | Prep Time 5 minutes | Cook Time 10


Leftover pasta (let's say 3/4 pound or make fresh with 1 lb)
4 ounce (small) Jar of Pesto sauce (or fresh if you can get it!)
OR try making it - it's super easy!!!

Super easy Homemade Pesto Recipe:

large handful (or one bunch) of fresh basil stems removed
1/2 cup of GOOD quality EVOO
1/2 cup of GOOD grated cheese (Locatelli or Pecorino Romano)
1/4 cup of Pignoli nuts (or walnuts if you don't have)
1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper

Best to make in a food processor - add all ingredients and puree until smooth, dollop all over fresh pasta and cooked chicken cutlet or meatballs, steak, it's AMAZING!!!
Grated cheese

Heat the pasta in a skillet with a tablespoon of Olive Oil, add Pesto Sauce and whatever meat you have in the fridge. Heat through, sprinkle with a good grated cheese (Pecorino Romano or Locatelli) and EAT!!

Serve with Garlic Pesto Italian Bread (slice a loaf of bread Lengthwise, sauté garlic and oil in a pan (you can do this before you heat the pasta!) add a bit of the Pesto Sauce and brush over the bread. Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes till browned on the top) YUMMY

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Great recipe to use with Leftover pasta! Easy and Delicious - if you have leftover chicken cutlets,(steak, meatballs, whatever -- feel free to add to this delicious recipe!

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