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…


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


  • 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


  • 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.



  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 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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