Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Penne Parmesan Pesto Pasta

This was very delicious, a homemade Alfredo sauce would be better, just adding pesto to it....

Make the sauce and then pour over your pasta... eat up!

Penne Parmesan Pesto Pasta


  • ¼ cups Butter
  • ¼ cups Flour
  • ¼ teaspoons Nutmeg
  • 4 cups Milk
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 cup  Parmesan Cheese
  • 4 Tablespoons Basil Pesto (I used store bought, which I found in the cooler section with the hummus and pasta stuff)

Preparation Instructions:
In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, melt butter. Whisk in flour. It will clump up and that’s ok. Add nutmeg. It’s ok to let the butter/flour mixture cook for a few moments, this will actually help remove the raw flour flavor.
Very slowly whisk in milk, working hard to remove lumps. Keep sauce on medium heat and stir often. The sauce will slowly thicken; just keep stirring and keep those lumps away! Add Salt and pepper... 
Once sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, add cheese and stir until melted. Remove from heat, add pesto.
Serve as soon as possible.


  1. Our girls love pasta, this looks like it would be a hit around here! Hope you had a great weekend!

  2. This looks so mouth wateringly good. It is making me hungry :) thanks for sharing your recipe

  3. Yes, it was a hit at our house too! Everyone loves some pasta! Especially with some pesto in it, yum!

  4. Laura thanks for stopping by my blog! So happy I found yours : ) This looks amazing! Yum Yum Yum!

  5. What is the serving amount on this? Thinking about making a for a group of ~10

  6. We made this tonight minus the nutmeg and it was delicious! The sauce does take time to thicken but it makes easily enough for four to six people. We will definitely make this again. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  7. How much pasta to add? And when do I add Pesto and cheese? A completed recipe would be wonderful!