Carla Makes White Pesto Pasta | From the Test Kitchen | Bon Appétit

  • Published: 29 May 2019
  • Join Carla in the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen as she makes pasta with white pesto. This is the direct inverse of the normal basil pesto you know and love. It’s built on a combination of toasted nuts, creamy ricotta, and salty Parmesan, with a little kick coming from raw garlic and fresh oregano. You don’t need a food processor, a mortar and pestle, or a blender—in fact, the entire sauce comes together in the same bowl you can use for serving.
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Comments • 2 113

  • Sashayy
    Sashayy  2 days back

    Holy crap this looks good

    • Cyrill Bohner
      Cyrill Bohner  4 days back

      Carla thats amazing

      • Darcy Monteath
        Darcy Monteath  6 days back

        clara: *emulsified*

        • bren
          bren  1 weeks back

          i kept thinking that the pesto,before adding the olive oil, would make an amazing ravioli filling!

          • Rachelamun
            Rachelamun  1 weeks back

            What would be a good substitute for walnuts? Got a minor nut allergy, can't do peanuts, walnuts, hazelnuts. Do you even need the walnuts?

            • mizzpoetrics
              mizzpoetrics  1 weeks back

              Perhaps sunflower or pumpkin seeds? I have used those instead as a substitute or no nuts at all.
              I'd say experiment with a small amount & see whichever one you like best.

          • Alice T
            Alice T  2 weeks back

            Y no cappellini?

            • Sappho
              Sappho  2 weeks back

              Send noods. With pesto.

              • Samantha Kurilo
                Samantha Kurilo  2 weeks back

                For the love of god don’t EVER use angel hair is my opinion. Love Carla xo

                • Jonathan Jonathan
                  Jonathan Jonathan  3 weeks back

                  13:40, Andy's wardrobe malfunction.

                  • Kevin Coughenour
                    Kevin Coughenour  3 weeks back

                    BA really thinks they have street cred for aggressively salting the pasta water. We get it. Chill. You're like suburban white kids with Jnco Jeans.

                    • Vincentius Abelard
                      Vincentius Abelard  3 weeks back

                      why andy loves to use ripped clothes

                      • Jocelyne Nessmith
                        Jocelyne Nessmith  3 weeks back

                        Drinking game: take a drink every time Carla says “emulsified”

                        • Luis Jaramillo
                          Luis Jaramillo  3 weeks back

                          She's so fun

                          • Junior M
                            Junior M  4 weeks back

                            so.. it's not pesto

                            • Pika Chu
                              Pika Chu  4 weeks back

                              questa non e la pasta vera.... scusate ma che schifo. yuck

                              • J2 34
                                J2 34  4 weeks back

                                She sounds like a stressed out basic school cooking teacher.

                                • CosmicBrambleclawV2
                                  CosmicBrambleclawV2  4 weeks back

                                  Love the opening music!

                                  And while I do have a gorgeous mortar and pestle I got for Christmas (secret Santa did me real good) I appreciate not having to try to make this in it xD I already will end up making the ricotta myself

                                  • Lola Young
                                    Lola Young  4 weeks back

                                    People who own mortars and pessels are superior.

                                    • Lola Young
                                      Lola Young  4 weeks back

                                      I was wondering if this pesto could be made with a different nut, like pine nuts? My mom loves different pesto’s but she’s allergic to walnuts and pecans so I wanted your advice.

                                      • Roger X
                                        Roger X  4 weeks back

                                        PLEASE PLEASE cut those stupid shortings out! PARM, RICOTT, NUDES... really?
                                        Other than that the recipie looks solid and tasty.

                                        • Audrey Thompson
                                          Audrey Thompson  4 weeks back

                                          Me: *waiting for her to mention angel hair because it’s the only long pasta I know*
                                          Carla: “FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DO NOT USE ANGEL HAIR*

                                          • Kelly
                                            Kelly  4 weeks back

                                            So it turns out, I like overcooked pasta 😂

                                            • Aoife Moriarty
                                              Aoife Moriarty  1 months back

                                              'Parracatelli'? Showing off doesn't always come off!!

                                              • Jordan Sullivan
                                                Jordan Sullivan  1 months back

                                                A grader is not double sided but I still love you kinda but still mad

                                                • Perfumaphilia
                                                  Perfumaphilia  1 months back

                                                  I think I truly sympathize with Carla's hatred of angel hair pasta. Although, weirdly, the first time I ever ate angel hair was also the first time I'd ever eaten pesto (Alla Genovese). I think angel hair works when the sauce is just as light and delicate as the pasta, and you don't smother the pasta in sauce. Don't at me.

                                                  • Johanna Perez
                                                    Johanna Perez  1 months back

                                                    I was like WTF everyone has a mortar and pessle! Then she talked about Andy, and I was like aaaaaah that's a Persian household thing

                                                    • Lola Young
                                                      Lola Young  4 weeks back

                                                      I think most ethnic cuisines requires them, I guess white people don’t like arm workouts 😂

                                                  • Justiceforall
                                                    Justiceforall  1 months back

                                                    I love angel hair!

                                                    • Kurt Francis
                                                      Kurt Francis  1 months back

                                                      So Carla just dabbed woahhh

                                                      • Hannah Eicher
                                                        Hannah Eicher  1 months back

                                                        i love carla. she reminds me of a drunk aunt who guzzles two bottles of wine while cooking, and somehow the food comes out AMAZING because of it

                                                        • bmofano
                                                          bmofano  1 months back

                                                          Carla is my new fav full timer

                                                          • Spookay T'is Me
                                                            Spookay T'is Me  1 months back

                                                            "stop tossing, before your sauce gets too thick"
                                                            Me: *Story of my life*

                                                            • Pepperoni Studio
                                                              Pepperoni Studio  1 months back

                                                              Carla: Throw the phone away
                                                              Chris Morocco: (I did not hear that)

                                                              • Brian Holloway
                                                                Brian Holloway  1 months back

                                                                When auntie said pesto meant pounded i was like "gurlllllllll"

                                                                • Pennie Wyatt
                                                                  Pennie Wyatt  1 months back

                                                                  Love it!

                                                                  • Cameron
                                                                    Cameron  1 months back

                                                                    I have a mortar and pestle. Her name is Mary. She is a wonderful tool and I highly encourage everyone to get one.

                                                                    • Nicole Nielson
                                                                      Nicole Nielson  2 months back

                                                                      whenever my ex texts me i watch one of carlas videos to cheer myself up. today it took 30 seconds to make me smile. thank you carla.

                                                                      • Danielle Atkinson
                                                                        Danielle Atkinson  2 months back

                                                                        Why no angel hair?

                                                                        • Kayla Adonetti
                                                                          Kayla Adonetti  2 months back

                                                                          Yum! Very rich so I added a squeeze of lemon on the pasta before I consumed my weight of this yummy goodness! Thanx Carla!

                                                                          • Anna Marie
                                                                            Anna Marie  2 months back

                                                                            Christina's dress is everything to me and I need to own it......and then I'll make this recipe whilst wearing it.

                                                                            • Emily Megan
                                                                              Emily Megan  2 months back

                                                                              wait... did she use sign language for "i have pasta timer problems" (9:10)? that's awesome!

                                                                              • Naylea Gutierrez
                                                                                Naylea Gutierrez  2 months back

                                                                                Uhhh omg I'm gonna try making this!! 💕😩

                                                                                • Louisa Agate
                                                                                  Louisa Agate  2 months back

                                                                                  My Sicilian mother makes that and calls it pasta with ricotta it’s one of our favs

                                                                                  • BradToWorse
                                                                                    BradToWorse  2 months back

                                                                                    I don't bother attempting a LOT of BA's recipes owing to not having the gear used. Carla's a real one

                                                                                    • ADez
                                                                                      ADez  2 months back

                                                                                      Why does Brad remind me of Jackson from Gilmore Girls? Esp with that hat! Love it

                                                                                      • monica vidal
                                                                                        monica vidal  2 months back

                                                                                        Superdelicious! I made it today yummy

                                                                                        • Jessica DuBose
                                                                                          Jessica DuBose  2 months back

                                                                                          Please tell me she washed her freakin hands after she just rubbed her body down with olive oil before cooking!! Ewww!!!!! Do that after your shower, not in the kitchen before you cook girl!

                                                                                          • Kate Blomquist
                                                                                            Kate Blomquist  2 months back

                                                                                            I enjoyed this video, but was quite disappointed when I made the recipe. It was quite bland, even though I doubled the garlic, went heavy on the pepper, and added nutmeg. It was OK, but nothing I would make again.

                                                                                            • I Isaac
                                                                                              I Isaac  2 months back

                                                                                              Seriously, who doesn’t have a mortar & pestle?