Basil Pesto Pasta
1 bunch basil
3 cloves garlic
1 Tablespoon Italian Spice Blend
¼ cup almonds or pine nuts
¼ cup Parmesan, grated
6 tablespoons milk
¼ cup fresh ricotta
2 Tablespoons butter
1 lb Pasta (short cut and thin)
Pinch of salt & black peppe
1. In a food processor, combine the basil, garlic, nuts, Parmesan, and milk, garlic, and almonds, salt, and pepper and blend until well-combined.
2. In a separate bowl, stir together the ricotta and melted butter. Add the basil mixture to the bowl and gently fold the sauce together.
3. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add your pasta and cook until al dente.
4. Drain the pasta and mix it with the basil sauce while the pasta is still warm. Top with grated Parmesan, if you'd like, and serve warm.