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Pasta with Mascarpone Cheese and Homemade Pesto
Pasta with Mascarpone Cheese and Homemade Pesto
1 (2.25- oz.) bag pine nuts toasted
1 (2- oz.) container fresh basil, stems removed
1/2 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese (in our Deli) grated
3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic
1 (16- oz.) package Nob Hill Trading Co. Pasta (any variety)
1 (8- oz.) container mascarpone cheese (in our Deli)
Salt and pepper to taste freshly ground
Prep time: 15 minutes,
Cook time: 10 to 12 minutes

Blend pine nuts, basil, cheese, oil and garlic in a food processor or blender until very finely chopped; set aside. Cook pasta in boiling salted water according to package directions; reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water, then drain well. In a large bowl, combine hot pasta, mascarpone cheese and reserved cooking water; toss well to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve pasta immediately in bowls accompanied with a dollop of pesto.

Makes 6 servings.
Wine Suggestion
Borgo Magredo Prosecco - This Italian bubbly is soft enough to pair with the creamy mascarpone, but also partner well with the tangy pesto.

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