Introduction: Pesto Pasta

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This is my go to dish. It's so easy to make and beyond tasty. I made this for a Halloween party and it got gobbled right up!

Step 1: Ingrediants

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3.5 Ounces Pesto
2 Cups Elbow Mac
1 Bag Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Step 2: Boil

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Cook the elbow mac until al dente. Drain and either place back in pot or in a serving container.

Step 3: Mix It Up

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Mix in pesto and bag of shredded mozzarella. You can either serve it hot or put it in the fridge for a couple of hours and serve it cold.

Step 4: Variations

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- Use Rotini Noodles instead of elbow mac. The pesto and cheese stick in the curls of the noodles.
- Boil a can of green beans, drain and add to the mix.
- Boil a can of black olives, drain and add to the mix.
- They make different flavors of pesto. I like original best for this recipe but sometimes it's good to switch it up.
- Use a different flavor of shredded cheese. Four cheese Mexican is what is used in this variation photo.


carebear79 (author)2014-01-27

You're a genius, this is beautiful. I could gain so much weight making this my breakfast lunch & dinner. Thanks! [I think]

Lol. Thanks so much. I use to make this once a week. And it would last a couple days. I'm surprised I didn't gain weight from it.

You've got a better metabolism than me if you didn't gain weight from it :) If you have any other awesomely easy recipes let me know! Thanks again

carebear79 (author)2014-01-13

Hi I was just wondering, can't wait to try your pasta but maybe cos I'm Australian & I'm not sure what your standard bag is? Is that like 300 grams of cheese maybe? Thanks!

Sorry it took me so long to respond. I just forgot about it. Opps. So a bag of cheese is 8 ounces or 226 grams. another you thing you could do is use mozzarella balls. But then it isn't covered in cheese.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-10-31

Yum! I love a cheesy pasta!

Me two! Mmmmmmmm CHEESE!

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