By Tony Tantillo

Pasta with Pesto:

Ingredients:

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1/2 c. Olive Oil

½ lb. Large Pasta Shells

2 Italian Sausage Links

8 oz. Basil (leaves only)

10 Cloves Toasted Garlic

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Pesto Preparation:

In a blender, mix basil, ¼ cup olive oil and garlic. Blend 2 to 3 minutes and set aside.

Meal Preparation:

Cook sausage in pan until brown.

Boil pasta shells in water. Drain and place pasta in a bowl. Add pesto to the pasta and top with Parmesan cheese. Add cooked sausage if desired.

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(NOTE: Prep times can vary by equipment. Be sure to check that meat is fully cooked.)

Tony Tantillo