Basil pesto fusilli

Basil pesto fusilli

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  • 2
  • Easy
  • 20 minutes

Basil pesto and pasta is an instant two-ingredient dinner. Try a curly pasta like fusilli or fiorelli with pesto – the sauce will cling beautifully in all the twists and turns.


  • 125 g tub Woolworths fresh basil pesto
  • 250 g Woolworths bronze die fusilli pasta, cooked
  • 30 g grated medium fat hard cheese, plus extra for sprinkling
  • ½–1 cup pasta water
  • fresh basil, for serving
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Cooking Instructions

1. Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of generously salted boiling water until al dente.

2. Reserve ½–1 cup of the pasta cooking water before draining.

3. Add the hot, drained pasta to the pesto and toss to coat, season to taste and sprinkle with grated hard cheese.

4. Add ½ cup of the reserved pasta water, toss to combine and serve immediately sprinkled with fresh basil and more grated hard cheese.

Photography: Sadiqah Assur-Ismael
Recipes and Production: Hannah Lewry
Food assistant: Claire van Rooyen

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Hannah Lewry Recipe by: Hannah Lewry
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Woolworths TASTE’s Food Editor is passionate about conjuring up fresh ideas for fast and easy dishes that taste as great as they look. Turn to her expertise for everything from time-saving mid-week food to lazy weekend meals. You’ll have a lot of fun in the kitchen while you’re about it.

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