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Creamy Pesto Pasta Bake

Creamy Pesto Pasta Bake

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Creamy Pesto Pasta Bake

4 servingsINGREDIENTSPesto160 g (4 cups) fresh basil2 cloves garlic65 g (1/2 cup) pine nut80 g (3/4 cup) grated parmesan cheese, grated180 mL (3/4 cup) olive oil60 mL (1/4 cup) cold water120 mL (1/2 cup) heavy cream1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon pepperPasta Bake340 g (12 oz) fusilli pasta, al dente200 g (1 cup) cherry tomato, halved100 g (1 cup) grated parmesan cheese225 g (8 oz) mozzarella ballPREPARATION1. To make the pesto, mix basil, garlic, pine nuts, parmesan, cold water, heavy cream, salt, and pepper in a food processor for about 30 seconds. Add in olive oil. Process until combined, set aside.2. Cook fusilli to very al dente, or about 3-4 minutes before the package instructs for cook time, then drain pasta.3. Halve cherry tomatoes.4. In a skillet or casserole pan, mix fusilli, cherry tomatoes, and pesto.5. Top with grated parmesan and mozzarella balls.6. Bake at 400° Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes, or until mozzarella has melted.7. Garnish with additional parmesan and fresh basil. Serve immediately.8. Enjoy!
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4 servings

INGREDIENTS

Pesto

160 g (4 cups) fresh basil

2 cloves garlic

65 g (1/2 cup) pine nut

80 g (3/4 cup) grated parmesan cheese, grated

180 mL (3/4 cup) olive oil

60 mL (1/4 cup) cold water

120 mL (1/2 cup) heavy cream

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

Pasta Bake

340 g (12 oz) fusilli pasta, al dente

200 g (1 cup) cherry tomato, halved

100 g (1 cup) grated parmesan cheese

225 g (8 oz) mozzarella ball

PREPARATION

1. To make the pesto, mix basil, garlic, pine nuts, parmesan, cold water, heavy cream, salt, and pepper in a food processor for about 30 seconds. Add in olive oil. Process until combined, set aside.

2. Cook fusilli to very al dente, or about 3-4 minutes before the package instructs for cook time, then drain pasta.

3. Halve cherry tomatoes.

4. In a skillet or casserole pan, mix fusilli, cherry tomatoes, and pesto.

5. Top with grated parmesan and mozzarella balls.

6. Bake at 400° Fahrenheit for 10-15 minutes, or until mozzarella has melted.

7. Garnish with additional parmesan and fresh basil. Serve immediately.

8. Enjoy!

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