Potato, Pasta and Pesto Soup


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Fresh pesto, dominated by the flavour of basil, gives a refreshing touch to this dish.

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Potato, Pasta and Pesto Soup recipe - How to make Potato, Pasta and Pesto Soup

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Serves 6.
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2 tbsp butter or olive oil
3/4 cup peeled and chopped potatoes
1/2 cup peeled and finely chopped carrots
1 cup finely chopped onions
2 cups milk
2 tbsp macaroni or shell pasta
salt and black pepper (kalimirch) powder to taste
1 tbsp finely chopped parsley

To be ground into a pesto
12 to 14 fresh basil leaves
2 to 3 walnuts (akhrot), halved
1 large sized clove of garlic (lehsun)
1 tbsp olive oil or oil

For the garnish
4 tbsp grated processed cheese
  1. Heat the butter or olive oil in a pan, add the potatoes, carrots and onions and sauté for about 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Add the milk, macaroni, 3 cups of hot water, salt and pepper and simmer for about 10 to 12 minutes until the pasta is cooked.
  3. Just before serving, reheat the soup, add the parsley, prepared pesto and mix well.
  4. Serve hot topped with cheese.

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