Penne with spicy goat cheese and hazelnut pesto

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Fresh basil leaves; washed, spun dry
2 Garlic cloves
1 teaspoon Hot chili flakes
¼ cup Hazelnuts
½ cup Extra-virgin olive oil
Salt; to taste
¼ cup Fresh soft goat cheese; at room temperature
(preferably Coach Farm brand cheese)
8 ounces Penne pasta; dry

Place the washed basil leaves, garlic, hot chilis and hazelnuts in a food processor and pulse three times to start the chopping process. Turn the machine on and drizzle oil in a thin stream until all the oil is incorporated. Season with salt and pour into 12- to 14-inch saute pan.

Whisk goat cheese into pesto until smooth and homogenous and set aside.

Cook penne according to package instructions and drain over sink into colander. Toss penne into pesto mixture and stir over very low heat 1 minute until thoroughly coated. Pour into warm serving dish and serve. This recipe yields 4 servings as appetizer pasta course.

Recipe Source: MOLTO MARIO with Mario Batali From the TV FOOD NETWORK - (Show # MB-5655 broadcast 03-07-1996) Downloaded from their Web-Site -

Formatted for MasterCook by Joe Comiskey, aka MR MAD - jpmd44a@...

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09-17-1998

Recipe by: Mario Batali

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