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Looking for a quick and easy dinner idea? Try this Garlic Scape Pesto Pasta recipe – make it with any kind of Pesto! It’s easy to make and you can add hot Italian sausages or chicken for protein. Serve with a side salad and enjoy!
First, make a white sauce:
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup milk
3/4 cup cheddar cheese
3 tbsp pesto
Melt butter in saucepan, then whisk in the flour. I like to keep it on the heat so the sauce starts to thicken right away. Add salt and pepper, whisking constantly.
Let it thicken a bit (keep stirring!) then slowly add the milk. Stir it constantly and once it is as thick as you like, turn down the heat.
Add the cheese and then the pesto and stir that in. Keep warm and stir every once in a while.
Meanwhile, boil water for the pasta. We like using colourful pasta but any good quality pasta will work. One day I will finally try making my own fresh pasta.
Seasoned homegrown turkey meat waits to go on the grill. We are going to enjoy this on the side with our pesto pasta. This is the first time we are going to eat the turkey we raised this year.
Once the meat is cooked (if you are adding meat), it’s time to finish off the pasta.
Start adding the pesto cheese sauce to the cooked pasta. You might not use all of the sauce, it depends on how much pasta you have cooked. Leftover sauce can be used over meat in another meal. Or try it on homemade Eggs Benedict!
Garlic Scape Pesto Pasta
And…here’s dinner! It was delicious and didn’t take long to prepare. A great meal after a hard day of work.
We love using Garlic Scape Pesto for this dish, but if you can't find any, use any kind of Pesto you like.
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1/8 tsp salt
- dash pepper
- 1 cup milk
- 3/4 cup cheddar cheese
- 3 tbsp pesto
- Melt butter in saucepan, then whisk in the flour.
Keep on the heat so the sauce starts to thicken right away. Add salt and pepper, whisking constantly.
When mixture thickens, slowly add the milk while stirring.
Keep heating and once thickened, add the cheese.
Add the pesto.
Meanwhile, cook noodles then strain well.
Stir the pesto sauce into the cooked noodles.
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