Ooh ooh this was such a good freezer meal from my friend Stacey. I loved the subtle pistachio taste to the pesto and my kids did not mind eating green pasta. How cool is that? I'm actually making this again later this month because we loved it so much.
Pistachio Pesto Pasta
2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
2/3 cup grated Parmesan
1/2 cup shelled pistachios, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1/4 teaspoon pepper
16 oz penne pasta
Place all ingredients (except pasta of course) in a food processor or blender. Boil pasta. Combine pasta and pesto. Add extra parmesan cheese on top to garnish.
For Freezer Meal:
Make the pesto and put in a ziplock and freeze.
Thaw pesto by kneading under running hot water. Pour into a bowl and microwave until hot. Cook pasta and toss with pesto. Add more parmesan on top to garnish.