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 • 1 992

  • brittany erb
    brittany erb  9 hours back

    Molly’s red pesto coming soon 🤩

    • brittany erb
      brittany erb  9 hours back

      Carla I will blindly follow you wherever you want to take me. I’ll be making this soon and sending a photo on the gram 🥰

      • SweetNote #IAMNOTALONE
        SweetNote #IAMNOTALONE  21 hours back

        At 7:05 won't that damage your knife and make it blunt? Usually I use use my hands

        • Eleni Gurutidu
          Eleni Gurutidu  2 days back

          I made this recipe and. It. Is. DELICIOUS!!!

          • Jure Bohinc
            Jure Bohinc  2 days back

            i love carla so much

            • BahBah Brockstar
              BahBah Brockstar  2 days back

              The awesome thing about this channel is not JUST the great recipes, explanations, information and demonstrations that inform and grow you... But the complexity of entertainment both in the videos and then the comments TOO!?!?! who needs cable? Funny funny stuff!

              • Trude
                Trude  3 days back

                Why do you use kosher salt in everything? What IS kosher salt really? I've never heard it being used in my country, neither other countries here in Europe, but it seems to be the norm in America? Can someone explain the difference to me?🙈

                • SweetNote #IAMNOTALONE
                  SweetNote #IAMNOTALONE  20 hours back

                  I'm Azerbaijani and live in Europe and this what I found out quickly looking it up:
                  'Kosher salt’s original purpose was really to kosher meat, meaning to remove the blood from meat, so it’s really koshering salt. Certain salt companies labeled the boxes of this coarse salt kosher salt rather than koshering salt, and the name stuck. Kosher salt is a coarse-grained salt made from the salt crystals. It is usually not iodized, but some brands may contain an anti-caking agent. The evaporation process determines the salt’s final shape, so kosher salt can be flat or pyramidal in structure depending on the brand.' Plus it's used by Jewish communities and the process of obtaining the salt has to meet Kosher standards.

              • Brbljiva
                Brbljiva  3 days back

                why am i so skeptical about nuts in salty dishes

                • Brbljiva
                  Brbljiva  14 hours back

                  @SweetNote #IAMNOTALONE Yeah i know, but i am not bold enough to try it.

                • SweetNote #IAMNOTALONE
                  SweetNote #IAMNOTALONE  21 hours back

                  Alot of vegan pasta dished use cashews/ almonds in place of cheese

              • In The Kitchen With Pete

                Looks delicious and fun!!!

                • Aanya Bhargava
                  Aanya Bhargava  4 days back

                  Im pretty sure that most of asia knows how to use a mortar and pestle

                  • Ric Romano
                    Ric Romano  5 days back

                    GREAT VIDEO - LOVE WALNUT PESTOS!!!! LOVE CHOPPING WALNUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thank you!

                    • Bootea Likher
                      Bootea Likher  5 days back

                      When I cook with bacon, I like to moisturize my skin first with bacon grease.
                      Mmmmm moist skeen.

                      • Teresa Fanzo
                        Teresa Fanzo  5 days back

                        No one:
                        Carla: emulsified

                        • Courtney Wilcox
                          Courtney Wilcox  5 days back

                          Brad going hard on the stand mixer in the background 😂

                          • Style Hard
                            Style Hard  6 days back

                            k but did you wash your hands after rubbing yourself with olive oil?

                            • What's The Frequency
                              What's The Frequency  6 days back

                              the video should have been 3 minutes and 37 seconds. Jez!

                              • Ruben Smith-Zempel
                                Ruben Smith-Zempel  7 days back

                                I would follow Carla into the mouth of a hellish pasta soup mess!

                                • Zach Gordon
                                  Zach Gordon  7 days back

                                  I'm 100% w Brad re the eggs. Nothing worse than a snotty egg white

                                  • Melissa Alcocer
                                    Melissa Alcocer  1 weeks back

                                    made this for my mom for her birthday and she loved it!

                                    • Tiffany Aguilera
                                      Tiffany Aguilera  1 weeks back

                                      I made this yesterday but it ended up too lemony and too salty from the pasta water. Left it in the fridge bc I needed a bit of inspiration to improve it. Today i fxed by sauteing a bunch of veggies and it was really good

                                      • Andrea Frandsen
                                        Andrea Frandsen  1 weeks back

                                        I loved every second of this video - great recipe and Carla’s hilarious and just the best.

                                        • oioioilll
                                          oioioilll  2 weeks back

                                          "I didn't want to alienate anyone, and I didn't want to be like 'ugh, Bon Appetit is so annoying, they like, think that everybody has a mortar and pestle just because ANDY has a mortar and pestle'" XD

                                          • Sarina Sagmoe
                                            Sarina Sagmoe  2 weeks back

                                            The way she can describe different foods/techniques is amazing! So knowledgeable!

                                            • parthasarathy Venkatadri

                                              what is the difference between kohsher salt and normal table salt ??

                                              • Markie B
                                                Markie B  2 weeks back

                                                What's the difference between white pesto and alfredo sauce?

                                                • Riccardo
                                                  Riccardo  2 weeks back

                                                  The less famous - not existing at all - cousin of pesto alla genovese

                                                  • Liza Alexis
                                                    Liza Alexis  2 weeks back

                                                    I love salting my water like crazy! The pasta always tastes so much better!

                                                    • Thalissa Carvalho
                                                      Thalissa Carvalho  2 weeks back

                                                      random comment but i hate bucatini so much why would anyone go through extra work just to make spaghetti worse. but thats just me maybe its someones favorite pasta which i will never understand but i still respect

                                                      • Ahmad bo
                                                        Ahmad bo  2 weeks back

                                                        none homemade fresh pasta ... very desapointed

                                                        • Gordon Hamnett
                                                          Gordon Hamnett  2 weeks back

                                                          A new family favorite! Excellent recipe and great presentation! Tried it last night for Sunday dinner with a light salad and it was a big hit!! I used bucatini. Thank you Carla!

                                                          • Sandra K
                                                            Sandra K  2 weeks back

                                                            i only glanced at the title and thought it said 'carla makes white people pasta' for a hot second

                                                            • Maria Torborg
                                                              Maria Torborg  2 weeks back

                                                              Carla: throw the phone away
                                                              Chris: stares intently into phone

                                                              • John
                                                                John  2 weeks back

                                                                So not pesto

                                                                • the pre-med diaries
                                                                  the pre-med diaries  2 weeks back

                                                                  Tried this recipe today and it was delicious, easy, and super quick to make! The only thing I would do differently is salt the pasta water a bit less.

                                                                  • LetsWasteTime
                                                                    LetsWasteTime  2 weeks back

                                                                    Is there any way to swap another kind of nut for the walnuts? I'm allergic to walnuts but really want to try this recipe...

                                                                    • Orthagoni
                                                                      Orthagoni  2 weeks back

                                                                      15:03 Andi turns around after they talk about being pounded a lot, wondering whether it's about him.

                                                                      • Christopher Navarro
                                                                        Christopher Navarro  2 weeks back

                                                                        So... I have a mortar and pestle lol

                                                                        • Maiasatara
                                                                          Maiasatara  2 weeks back

                                                                          Any vehicle for ricotta cheese is automatically a winner. Can't wait to try it. I've been wanting a mortar and pestle for basil pesto anyway so maybe I will do it the hard way…

                                                                          • silver85leaf
                                                                            silver85leaf  2 weeks back

                                                                            Jesus! Just get on with the bloody recipe already!

                                                                            • Sole Prophets
                                                                              Sole Prophets  2 weeks back

                                                                              You’ll blunt your knife like that Carla

                                                                              • Ky
                                                                                Ky  2 weeks back

                                                                                I love the ingredients "need to get to know each other"!!!

                                                                                • intown girl
                                                                                  intown girl  3 weeks back


                                                                                  • elizah 753
                                                                                    elizah 753  3 weeks back

                                                                                    I love how there’s a “Brad in the background” joke and I apologize if I contributed to that LOL Carla is queen though

                                                                                    • Guido Pertusati
                                                                                      Guido Pertusati  3 weeks back

                                                                                      Carla is lit

                                                                                      • Andromeda Kai
                                                                                        Andromeda Kai  3 weeks back

                                                                                        There is no single twig of fresh oregano for sale in my whole country. Otherwise I'd be already eating this beauty.

                                                                                        • Sophia Obregon
                                                                                          Sophia Obregon  3 weeks back

                                                                                          You all should do a series where you blind taste test food that was made the traditional way vs the more modern way and see if people can tell!

                                                                                          • Joel Hopper
                                                                                            Joel Hopper  3 weeks back

                                                                                            So, I'm allergic to walnuts... are they essential to the pesto? What options are there?

                                                                                            • Lela Weber
                                                                                              Lela Weber  2 weeks back

                                                                                              Joel Hopper try pine nuts!

                                                                                          • Gianmarco Marrese
                                                                                            Gianmarco Marrese  3 weeks back

                                                                                            3:07 thank you for respecting the pasta