Super-Quick Penne With Homemade Pesto Made Of Walnuts And Sage

As it turned out, the summer is not the best time for blogging. On one hand, all the products are fresh and it’s a pleasure to cook something of them, but on the other hand, this is summer … We eat less and instead of that just spend more time outdoors. Fortunately, quick recipes are very popular even in the summer. Actually the question is about a very fast way to cook pasta with a sauce full of flavor and aroma. It’s extremely fast because the sauce is prepared 3 times faster than the pasta itself. Of course, you need to have some ingredients at home but they are very few.

  • SERVES: 2 Servings
  • PREP: 2 mins
  • COOK: 2 mins
  • READY IN: 14 mins


  • 200 grams penne
  • 50 grams walnuts
  • 50 grams parmesan (+ some more for sprinkling before serving)
  • 1/2 bunch sage (only leaves)
  • 4-8 tbsp olive oil


  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions.
  2. As long as it is being cooked, make the pesto sauce. To do this, put all the ingredients in a blender and just mix. It is better to add olive oil gradually to get a neither dry and at the same time nor too liquid consistence of the sauce. The amount of pesto you’ll cook, by the way, will be enough for a couple of times. You can freeze it for later.
  3. When the pasta is cooked, just pour the water out and add about half of the prepared sauce. You may add the amount of sauce according to your taste – more or less, as you wish. I also recommend to add a few tablespoons of the liquid, in which the pasta was cooked, to the sauce. That will allow to mix it better.