Leftover Pasta Dough – the leftover saga continues…….

You can probably tell by now that I kind of thrive on re-purposing any leftovers and converting them into a different dish that the family will eat with no complaints!

So 2 days ago I made homemade Ravioli with the leftover turkey and cranberry sauce and of course I had too much pasta dough. Wrapped it up and tucked it in the fridge for future use.


This time I used the Tagliatelle contraption part of my lovely hand cranked pasta machine :-).



Once the pasta was done I embarked on making some lovely and fragrant homemade pesto sauce with the following ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Pecorino cheese


Then I sautéed some lovely ripe tomatoes with garlic and then added the pesto sauce to it.


As soon as the pasta was ready (4 minutes), I tossed it into the sauce and served piping hot!


Buon Appetito!


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