Tagliatelle With Home-made Pesto

This tagliatelle with home-made pesto recipe is a step by step guide for how to make your own tagliatelle and your own home-made pesto. Impress your friends and dinner guests with your culinary skills with this simple, rustic Italian dish. 

This tagliatelle with home-made pesto recipe is a step by step guide for how to make your own tagliatelle and your own home-made pesto. Impress your friends and dinner guests with your culinary skills with this simple, rustic Italian dish.

Although this tagliatelle with home-made pesto recipe is designed to serve one, the quantities used can easily be doubled up to serve 2 or more.

You see the reason why this recipe is for one is because it’s one of my first recipes for making home-made pasta from scratch, and I wanted to share it for that reason.

Because, if you’ve never tried to make your own home made pasta or pesto, then this recipe is for you.

And once you’ve perfected it, which really doesn’t take any time at all, you’ll be making this for your friends and dinner guests for ever more.

I still make this tagliatelle with home-made pesto dish for Lady Lynne, and she still loves it!

This tagliatelle with home-made pesto recipe is a step by step guide for how to make your own tagliatelle and your own home-made pesto. Impress your friends and dinner guests with your culinary skills with this simple, rustic Italian dish.

Step By Step Guide For Tagliatelle With Home-Made Pesto

Make your own tagliatelle with home-made pesto step-1

Firstly, in a food processor, pulse together all of the pasta ingredients until they resemble damp breadcrumbs.

Make your own tagliatelle with home-made pesto step-2

Then, dust a work surface with some pasta flour and knead the pasta for 2 minutes. Form into a ball, wrap in cling film and put into the fridge.

At this point you should follow the instructions in the recipe card to make the home-made pesto.

Make your own tagliatelle with home-made pesto step-3

Once you’ve done that and the pasta has rested for at least half an hour in the fridge, remove it and roll it out, using a rolling pin on a lightly floured surface to be as thin as possible. It should be nearly see-through.

Make your own tagliatelle with home-made pesto step-4

Then you simply cut the pasta into fine long strips of approximately 0.5cm wide by 30cm long. I use a pizza cutter and the edge of a plastic board to cut out the strips.

Finally it’s just a case of cooking the pasta for 6 – 8 minutes in a saucepan of boiling water, draining it, adding your home-made pesto, mixing it together thoroughly and serving!

This tagliatelle with home-made pesto recipe is a step by step guide for how to make your own tagliatelle and your own home-made pesto. Impress your friends and dinner guests with your culinary skills with this simple, rustic Italian dish.

Although I do encourage the use of wholemeal flour in most of my recipes, and it is healthier, in this tagliatelle with home-made pesto recipe it’s actually easier to use proper “00” grade white pasta flour to roll out.

This tagliatelle with home-made pesto recipe is a step by step guide for how to make your own tagliatelle and your own home-made pesto. Impress your friends and dinner guests with your culinary skills with this simple, rustic Italian dish.
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Tagliatelle with Home-made Pesto
Prep Time
50 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
1 hrs
 

This tagliatelle with home-made pesto recipe is a step by step guide for how to make your own tagliatelle.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 1
Calories: 587 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
For the Pasta Ingredients:-
  • 100 g pasta flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
For the Pesto Ingredients:-
  • 10 g basil leaves
  • 10 g pine nuts lightly toasted
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 25 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 10 g grated parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. If you have a food processor, pulse together all of the pasta ingredients until they resemble damp breadcrumbs. If you do not have a food processor, fold the ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
  2. Dust a work surface with some pasta flour and knead the pasta for 2 minutes. Form into a ball, wrap in cling film and put into the fridge.
  3. If you have a food processor, blitz the basil leaves, then add the pine nuts and garlic and blitz again. If you do not have a food processor, use a pestle and mortar, or sturdy bowl and the end of a rolling pin to bash the basil leaves into a pulp first, then add the pine nuts and garlic and bash them all together into a pulp. Remove the ingredients into a separate bowl, add the oil and parmesan cheese, mix all together and put the pesto the fridge.
  4. Once the pasta has rested for at least half an hour in the fridge remove it and roll it out, using a rolling pin on a lightly floured surface to as thin as possible. It should be nearly see-through.
  5. Cut the pasta into fine long strips of approximately 0.5cm wide by 30cm long.
  6. Cook the pasta for 6 – 8 minutes in a saucepan of salted boiling water.
  7. Once the pasta is al-dente (cooked) drain it into a sieve, then return it to the saucepan and add the pesto mixture. Mix together thoroughly.
  8. Serve in dishes or bowls topped with finely chopped parsley.

Nutrition Facts
Tagliatelle with Home-made Pesto
Amount Per Serving
Calories 587 Calories from Fat 177
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19.7g 30%
Saturated Fat 4.5g 23%
Cholesterol 192.8mg 64%
Sodium 211.6mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 79.3g 26%
Dietary Fiber 3.3g 13%
Sugars 0.9g
Protein 22g 44%
Vitamin A 14%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 18%
Iron 17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This tagliatelle with home-made pesto recipe is a step by step guide for how to make your own tagliatelle and your own home-made pesto. Impress your friends and dinner guests with your culinary skills with this simple, rustic Italian dish.

You can make the pesto at any time which can be stored in an airtight sterile jar in your fridge for up to 3 weeks.

I do love pasta but we generally only have it once a week, on a Tuesday night, when I know I will run off the excess carbs gained, on the Wednesday morning run at the gym!

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This tagliatelle with home-made pesto recipe is a step by step guide for how to make your own tagliatelle and your own home-made pesto. Impress your friends and dinner guests with your culinary skills with this simple, rustic Italian dish.

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