1 lb pasta, I used calamarata which looks like calamari
2.5 ozs of fresh basil...or a cup and a half of basil, stems off
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup Pecorino Romano cheese, grated
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1 small clove of garlic or a half of a medium clove
1/4 cup Philly cream cheese ( I know it's not Italian, but bear with me)
Salt to taste, I added 1/4 teaspoon
Cook pasta according to directions on box.
While pasta is cooking, in a food processor, add basil and oil, mix.
Add remaining ingredients into oil and basil, mix in processor.
Once pasta is cooked, drain and place in serving bowl and spoon in all the pesto. Mix well
Serve and enjoy!