Philly Basil Tagliatelle

Cooking pasta is as easy as boiling water, but cooking it perfectly requires a little more knowledge. The video shows you how to make traditional, classic basil pesto pasta. This is one of the easiest pasta dishes you can make. Following the video is a recipe for Philly Basil Tagliatelle, this recipe is fine on its own but is also a great dish to serve with barbequed chicken or grilled white fish.


Philly Basil Tagliatelle

Philly Basil Tagliatelle


  • 400 grams tagliatelli or spaghetti
  • 120 grams Philadelphia Light with Basil, softened
  • 200 ml semi-skimmed milk
  • 150 grams cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 20 grams pine nuts, lightly toasted
  • fresh basil leaves, to serve
  • ground black pepper, to serve


  1. Place the tomatoes under a hot grill or in a hot oven for about 15 minutes to roast.
  2. Cook until just softened.
  3. Plunge the pasta into a large pan of boiling water and cook for 5 – 8 minutes.
  4. Melt the Philly and a little of the milk together in a small saucepan over a low heat.
  5. Gradually add the remaining milk, stirring occasionally until smooth.
  6. Drain the pasta, gently stir through the Philly sauce and top with the warm tomatoes and pine nuts.
  7. Scatter with fresh basil leaves and season with black pepper to serve.

90 Second Pesto


Serves 4 – Serving Size 1/4 recipe – Nutrition Per Serving
Calories: 334, Fat: 9g, Carbohydrate: 52g, Sugar: 6g