Monday, April 4, 2011
(Better for you) Pesto Pasta
I came across this recipe in a cookbook at my parents' house last week, although I can't recall which one. I was intrigued by the recipe for making pesto, especially, in a way that isn't 200 calories a drop. (Or there abouts.) It turned out so tasty. It is hard to believe something this flavorful can come together as fast as you can boil noodles. Plus the kids enjoyed just eating the buttered noodles with "shaker cheese" while Nathanael and I enjoyed something that tasted like grown up food.
Blend together in the food processor:
1 clove garlic
1 1/4 cup basil leaves
3/4 cup cottage cheese
salt and pepper to taste
Stir into cooked pasta. Serve with pine nuts and gorgonzola on top.