We were supposed to be having chicken Marsala with mashed potatoes and broccoli tonight but I looked up from wrapping presents and it was after 6 PM and that dinner idea was out the window. Pasta with a cube of our frozen pesto came to the rescue! I am enjoying this lower carb and calorie pasta and popping in a cube of frozen, lightened-up pesto is a quick and easy dinner. The pesto tastes like summer on our back patio and although it is a small amount it packs a lot of flavor.
To extend the pesto flavor I add some pasta water to thin it out, grated parmesan in the bottom of the bowl and on top, and a drizzle of olive oil on top. I am so glad I bought an ice cube tray to freeze the pesto in. After the cubes are frozen individually I pop them out and store the pesto cubes in a plastic bag in the freezer. It is a little taste of summer all year long.