Basil Pesto Pasta

May 26, 2014 Pasta / Pizza Recipes  9 comments

This Basil Pesto Pasta is a very simple & flavourful pasta recipe. After posting the recipe of Basil Pesto, it is quite obvious that I do post a pasta recipe with it. It was delicious and we loved it. Do try this Basil Pesto Pasta for a change/alternate to the normal tomato based pasta.

Now to the recipe…

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[Preparation Time-10 mins : Cooking Time- 10 mins]

Ingredients:

  • Pasta – 1 cup
  • Basil Pesto – 1/2 cup
  • Olive Oil – 1 tbsp
  • Garlic – 2 to 3
  • Cherry Tomatoes – 6 to 8
  • Walnuts – few (optional)
  • Salt – as needed
  • Pepper powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Parmesan Cheese – 2 tbsp

Method:

  • Heat a pan with water. Once it boils add 1/2 tsp of oil & salt and add pasta to it. Cook until soft but not mushy.

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  • Drain the excess water and keep the cooked pasta aside. Heat a pan with oil and add finely chopped garlic. Saute till the raw smell goes off.

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  • Add chopped tomatoes and saute. Now add the basil pesto and saute for a few seconds in low flame.

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  • Add the cooked pasta and mix well so that the pasta gets well coated. Finally add pepper powder & roughly chopped walnuts. Switch off the flame.

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Basil Pesto Pasta is ready.

Garnish with grated parmesan cheese and serve warm.

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Tips:

  1. Any type of pasta can be used to make this Basil Pesto Pasta.
  2. Adding oil while cooking pasta helps to prevent the pasta from sticking to each other.
  3. U can add capsicum, mushrooms, zuchini or even brocolli to the pasta and make it more healthy.
  4. U can skip parmesan cheese if u want. It tastes good without it too.

9 comments to Basil Pesto Pasta

  • veenashankar  says:

    flavourful pesto.. so tasty and lovely color

  • Rani Vijoo  says:

    Healthy and tasty recipe..my kids favourite 🙂

  • Sakshi Raina  says:

    I tried this today and let me say that it was delicious. I made this recipe with spaghetti pasta. Thank you so much 🙂

  • sangeetha  says:

    delicious pasta!!!

  • jaspinder kaur  says:

    This is my kind of dish. All the flavors I love! Looks lovely 🙂

  • Shobha  says:

    Very colorful & innovative pasta …….looks so tempting.

  • Preetha  says:

    Yumm… the pasta with the pesto looks so delicious…

  • Hema  says:

    Love basil pesto, pasta looks delicious..

  • Priya  says:

    Basil pesto is one of my weakness, pasta is just inviting me.

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