Gemelli Pasta with Walnut Pesto

Make a meal under 30 minutes by using pesto and pasta! Then you can have this Gemelli Pasta with Walnut Pesto that is perfect for any night that you need a quick dinner!Gemelli Pasta with Walnut Pesto | thebittersideofsweet.com #pesto #pasta #italian #dinner

You saw this coming right? How could I share the walnut pesto with you and not share with you what I used it for?
There is the pasta noodle I have just discovered and I am declaring it my new favorite pasta noodle. I have told you before about my love hate feelings for rotini. Well I am not sure I will ever buy it again now that I know I can use Gemelli.Gemelli Pasta with Walnut Pesto | thebittersideofsweet.com #pesto #pasta #italian #dinner

This noodle is great to eat al dente and also cooked more than al dente. It does a wonderful job at absorbing the pesto when you add it to it. What is great is that I didn’t have to use to much pesto to cover a full box of pasta. I added 3 tablespoons and that is it. Of course if you want to add more you should go for it! ENJOY!!Gemelli Pasta with Walnut Pesto | thebittersideofsweet.com #pesto #pasta #italian #dinner

 

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Gemelli Pasta with Walnut Pesto
Recipe type: Dinner, Pasta, Italian
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Serves: 4
 
Great under 30 minute meal using walnut pesto and box of gemelli pasta!
Ingredients
  • 1 (16oz) box of gemelli pasta ( I used Barilla)
  • 3 tablespoons of walnut pesto
  • sea salt for water
  • grana cheese for sprinkling
Instructions
  1. Fill a large pot of water and bring it to a rolling boil.
  2. Add sea salt to the water.
  3. Add pasta and bring back to a boil.
  4. Cook for 12 minutes or until al dente.
  5. When done strain the water from the pasta and add the pasta to a large bowl.
  6. Spoon walnut pesto over the pasta and stir till it is completely incorporated.
  7. Garnish with cheese and ENJOY!

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