Pesto Pasta

Cheap pesto-ey goodness

Preparation Time

h m

Cook Time

h m





Step 1:

  • I make enough for the week, so i cook the whole packet of pasta.
  • Step 2:

  • Step 3:

  • the ingredients for the pesto approximately makes enough for about 4 cook ups of this recipe.
  • Step 4:

  • Step 5:

  • 1. Start boiling a pot of water for the pasta – add salt to the water as this helps the pasta not stick.
  • Step 6:

  • 2. Put the tomatoes, basil, oil, pine nuts, garlic, cheese in to a blender/bullet and blend up until smooth.
  • Step 7:

  • 3. Chop the chicken into pieces about 1.5/2 cm cubes.
  • Step 8:

  • 4. If the water is boiling, pre-heat a pan with olive oil for the chicken. Put the pasta in the pot covered – put the lid on a tilt so that it doesn?t overflow.
  • Step 9:

  • 5. Cook the chicken in the pan of medium-high
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  • 6. Once the pasta and chicken are cooked, take both off the heat.
  • Step 11:

  • 7. Drain the pasta. Put the pasta back in the pot and keep off the heat.
  • Step 12:

  • 8. Put the chicken into the pot with the pasta and scoop about 1/4 cup of basil and tomato pesto into the pasta and chicken. Mix well.
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  • Step 14:

  • 9. Bag up the rest of the pesto into separate 1/4 cup measurements into freezer bags. Freeze for next time.