If you grow basil, you must make pesto. And if you make pesto, you must pour it over pasta. Here's a recipe using not only basil, but garlic and tomatoes from the garden, plus tofu and ricotta cheese to make it creamy.
This recipe serves 4.
Combine all the ingredients in a food processor and mix until blended. Toss with four cups hot, cooked penne or other pasta. Adjust seasonings to taste.