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Pesto pasta with feta and pine nuts

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 1
Dietary Vegetarian
From Ready Steady Cook


  1. For the pasta, mix the flour, egg and oil in a food processor to make a firm dough.

  2. Roll out in a pasta machine, gradually reducing the roller thickness until it reaches the thinnest setting.

  3. Then roll through the spaghetti attachment to make a handful of fresh spaghetti.

  4. Poach in a pan full of boiling salted water for two minutes or until tender.

  5. To make the pesto, using a small food processor, blend the basil, pine nuts, garlic and olive oil.

  6. Stir through the cooked pasta and serve with the crumbled feta cheese and pine nuts.


  • 100g/3½oz flour
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 1 tsp olive oil

For the pesto

  • handful fresh basil
  • 1 tsp pine nuts
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 100ml/3½fl oz olive oil
  • 50g/1 ¾oz feta cheese, crumbled, to serve
  • 1 tbsp pine nuts, to serve

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