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Linguine with parsley pesto

Linguine with Delicious Parsley Pesto

Enjoy this budget friendly, easy to prepare, and absolutely delicious Linguine with Delicious Parsley Pesto with a generous amount of parmesan and side salad.  
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 19 mins
Course Pasta
Cuisine Italian
Servings 3 servings


  • large handful Italian parsley
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Thai chili leaves chilis out for a mild version
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 1/3 cup parmesan grated
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 ts salt
  • 1/2 ts pepper
  • 12 oz linguine I used Skinner's


  • Add the Italian parsley, garlic, and Thai chilis to a food processor and pulse/process a few times.  Add the pine nuts, parmesan, olive oil, 1/2 ts salt and 1/2 ts pepper to the food processor, and process until all ingredients combined and items finely minced. 
    Parsley Pesto
  • In the meantime, cook your pasta according to the package directions.  Reserve 1/4 cup of the pasta water. 
  • Once the pasta is cooked, drain, and then add the parsley pesto.  If the pasta is too dry for your liking, add a small amount of the reserved pasta water and stir until the pasta is loosened up a bit for your taste.  This is not necessary unless you find the pasta too dry.
  • Taste, and add salt and pepper if necessary.


For a mild version, leave out the chilis or add fewer as these chilis can be quite spicy!  The pesto can be used as an accompaniment to meat, and as a dip or a spread as well.