What makes Arla cheeses so good?
Arla Cheese is made with 100% real natural ingredients—strictly no additives, colorants, and preservatives. This gives their products a rich and distinctly fresh taste at an affordable price. You’ll immediately taste the difference in your pastas, sandwiches, and dips!
How to Make Three Cheese Cashew Pesto
Serves: 3–4 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
- ¼ cup local cashews
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 cups packed basil leaves
- ½ cup olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
Three Cheese Pesto Pasta
- 250g short tube pasta, like fusilli or penne
- 1 cup Arla Whipping Cream
- ¼ cup Arla Unsalted Butter
- 50g Arla Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
- 50g Arla Gouda Cheese, shredded
- 50g Arla Cheddar Cheese, shredded
- ½ cup Cashew Pesto
Toast cashews: Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add cashews and toast, stirring with a spatula or shaking the pan frequently, until evenly browned and fragrant, about 3–5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
Make cashew pesto: Pulse garlic cloves in a food processor until finely chopped. Add toasted cashews and pulse until broken down. If basil leaves are large, roughly chop the leaves with a knife once or twice to cut them down to smaller pieces. Add basil leaves, working in batches if your food processor is small, and pulse to incorporate into the cashew mixture. Stop and scrape the sides of the food processor as necessary. Gradually add olive oil until a green paste forms.
Cook pasta: Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package instructions, or until al dente. Drain pasta, reserving 1 cup pasta water for the sauce.
Make cheese sauce: Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add Arla Whipping Cream and stir into the melted butter. Continue cooking until thickened, about 2–3 minutes. Once thick, add shredded Arla Mozzarella, Gouda, and Cheddar to the pan. Fold cheese into the cream until melted. Add cashew pesto and stir until you get a thick, evenly colored sauce.
Finish and serve: Add cooked pasta to the pesto sauce. Stir and toss to evenly coat. If the sauce gets too thick, thin it out with a bit of reserved pasta water; you don’t need to use all of it. Divide pasta between serving bowls. Finish with shredded Arla Cheddar Cheese, if desired. Serve immediately.
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