Trofie alla Genovese is a typical dish from Genoa (or Genova in Italian), a city in the region of Luguria, Northeast of Italy. I tried it first time there… so good… couldn’t resist to find a recipe and make this at home. It is so simple… delicious with authentic Italian flavor.
Ingredients: (4 servings)
3 cups of Pasta Trofie
½ cup of Pesto
2 medium Potatoes (cubed)
1 cup of Green Beans (chopped into bite size)
Salt to taste
In a large skillet, boil cubed potatoes until it is almost done. Add pasta Trofie, cook for 8-10 minutes, then add chopped green beans. Boil until everything is cooked. Drain the water then mix pesto sauce with pasta, potatoes and green beans. Serve with a few fresh basil leaves.
Recipe for Pesto:
3 cups of Basil Leaves
2 cloves of Garlic
½ cup of Pine Nuts
½ cup of Olive Oil
3 table spoons of grated cheese – Parmigiano Reggiano
2 table spoons of grated cheese – Pecorino Romano
Salt and Pepper to taste
Directions for making Pesto:
Combine basil leaves and pine nuts, blend in a food processor. Then add garlic and pulse a few more times. Slowly add olive oil, blend very well until it is creamy. Add both types of cheese, pulse a few times. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Basil leaves and Cheese – getting ready to make Pesto
Pesto – the main ingredient for this dish
Making Trofie alla Genovese
Mixing pesto with pasta
It’s ready… here we go! Trofie alla Genovese