Fresh Pesto Pasta with Garlic Bread

When I went to Manila for a seminar in our head office, I dropped by to SM Makati and bought basil because I wanted to eat pesto pasta. It was my first time to make pesto pasta and I just know that it has basil. Pesto traditionally consists of crushed garlic, basil, and pine nuts blended with olive oil and Parmesan cheese. I didn’t know that pesto consist all of these ingredients and I only have basil on hand. So for my pesto, I substituted pine nuts, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese with peanuts, vegetable oil, and cheddar cheese. It’s my first time to eat pesto pasta too so I don’t know how my recipe was compared with the original recipe. You can also try my other pesto pasta recipe which is Fresh Pesto Pasta With Tomatoes.

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Fresh Pesto Pasta with Garlic Bread

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  • Pesto Pasta
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup peanuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Cheddar cheese
  • 200g Pasta
  • Garlic Bread
  • Any plain bread, I used pan de sal
  • Butter
  • Onion Chives
  • Garlic


  1. For the Garlic Bread:
  2. Slice bread into desired sizes.
  3. Coat bread with butter.
  4. Chop garlic and onion chives.
  5. Sprinkle the bread with chopped garlic and onion chives and place in an oven until toasted.
  6. For the Pesto Pasta:
  7. Chop fresh basil, peanuts, and garlic. If you have food processor the better.
  8. Add desired amounts of vegetable oil and cheddar cheese.
  9. Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente.
  10. Drain water and toss in pesto while the pasta is still hot until evenly coated.
  11. Serve with garlic bread and enjoy.

Note: This recipe also appears at Houselements. Check out the original post here Fresh Pesto Pasta with Garlic Bread.

 Fresh Pesto Pasta with Garlic Bread

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