Indulgent pesto with burrata

A nice pasta dish is loved by mostly everyone. There are thousands of different recipes, but the key to a nice preparation is to always use high quality ingredients.

Today we want to share with you our version of the classic pesto sauce with a spectacular twist: we add burrata. This Italian cheese goes amazingly well with the basil, and if you break it and mix it very well, you can achieve an incredibly creamy and delicious sauce. With some toasted pine nuts, this recipe will become a favourite of yours.

Receta Pesto con burrata

Pesto with burrata

Taste Evocations
Pesto sauce is one of the basics of Italian cuisine. With basil as the protagonist, it is incredibly refreshing and tasteful. Today we want to show you a recipe where not only the pesto will be the star, by adding some amazing and creamy burrata cheese.
We hope that you like it!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 people


  • 6 g fresh basil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 30 g parmesan cheese
  • extra virgin olive oil at least half a cup
  • 4 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 2 serves pasta normally 100-120g per person
  • 1 burrata cheese 150 g approximately
  • salt to taste


  • Firstly you need to wash the basil leaves and dry them very carefully.
    In a pan at low heat, toast (with no oil) the pine nuts. It is really important that you don´t leave them there for too long (3-4- min) and don´t stop stirring to avoid they get burnt. Once they are lightly toasted, take them off the pan and save for later.
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  • In an immersion blender glass, add the basil, garlic, olive oil and half of the pine nuts (the rest will be added whole at the end).
    Blend very well.
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  • Add the parmesan cheese to the glass and blend again. Now it´s time to check the salt levels and texture of the sauce.
    If the sauce is too bland, you can add some salt. On top of this, if you want a more fluid texture, you can add oil or water (the latter if you think the olive oil flavour is already too very strong). Blend after every correction.
    Once the sauce reaches the desired taste, incorporate the whole pine nuts. Pesto sauce is ready.
  • Now it is time to prepare the pasta. For this sauce egg pasta goes incredibly well, especially pappardelle, tagliatelle, etc.
    Nevertheless, the recipe is very versatile and admits any type of pasta.
    Boil the pasta in a big pot with water to al dente. To do so, follow the package instructions, but start checking the texture a bit before the suggested cooking time. If the noodles are still too hard, leave them for a bit longer and keeping checking until ready.
    Cooking time is always indicative, it will depend on your location, your utensils, etc.
    In the meantime, we can open the burrata package and drain it very carefully to keep it whole.
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  • When ready, we drain the pasta and now it is a matter of plating:
    In a warm pan we firstly place the pasta, then the pesto sauce with the whole pine nuts and the burrata on top.
    And that’s it! We hope that you like it. We recommend that you break the cheese and mix it very well with the pesto for a creamy and homogeneous sauce.
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  • Pesto sauce can be prepared the day before and stored in the fridge.
  • Step 2 can be done with a mortar and a pestle instead. Flavours will be deeper that way (particularly the garlic and basil’s). Firstly we would crush everything solid and then add the oil at the very end.For a more homogeneous sauce, we recommend using an immersion blender for step 3.
Keyword basil, black garlic, burrata, easy pasta recipe, easy pesto, olive oil, parmesan cheese, quick pesto recipe

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