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TROFIE AL PESTO: get the ingredients and cook with me!

The more famous Ligurian dish: TROFIE AL PESTO.

My favourite food when I was a child. I remember ordering Trofie al Pesto every time when I was at the restaurants, and I ate this dish almost every Sunday lunch (usually I switched between trofie al pesto and ravioli al sugo, both rigorously cooked by my granny).

So today I've decided to cook with you my comfort food par excellence. Ready? Get the ingredients and cook with me!


- Trofie al Pesto (250 gr) for 2 people

- Pesto Genovese DOP (If you like to try to make pesto on your own, have a look at this video)

- 1 little spoon of Extra virgin olive oil

- Parmesan Cheese

- potatoes and green beans (for the traditional version)

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- Put the water in a large pan and let it boil

- then add the coarse salt (a little spoon is enough because pesto sauce is already salty)

- put the trofie when the water boils and cook the pasta for about 20 minutes

- then drain the trofie keeping a little bit of cooking water

- put the trofie in the pan again and put 1 or 2 spoons of pesto and a little bit of olive oil and a grated of Parmesan Cheese.

- then mix all together and serve your Trofie al Pesto

The extra touch: to make this dish even more creamy add one potato and few green beans (previously both cut in small pieces) in the boiling water and drain them together trofie.


Pair Trofie al Pesto with:

- Vermentino Colli di Luni DOC

- Pigato, Liguria di Levante DOC


Buon Appetito!

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