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Pesto Pasta Recipe

Pesto Pasta

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"Easy to make, but full of flavor! Good hot or cold."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings


  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water until done. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan over medium low heat. Add pesto, onion, and salt and pepper. Cook about five minutes, or until onions are soft.
  3. In a large bowl, mix pesto mixture into pasta. Stir in grated cheese. Serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 01, 2007

I doubled the pesto and olive oil and added garlic (2 cloves). Also added a sprinkle of red pepper flakes and some Mrs Dash tomato basil garlic to liven it up a bit. Served with chicken apple sausage. My hubby said this was a definate keeper.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 17, 2011

I needed to use more pesto.

May 15, 2006

This pasta is absolutely delicious! I did double the olive oil, pesto and onions. For a kick, I sauteed some garlic in the olive oil before adding the onions and pesto. Also, I crumbled some bacon on top of the dish for a little bit of a crunch. Perfection.

Jan 30, 2009

This was good but a bit dry. I sauted the onions to sweeten them up and then added some chopped sun dried tomatoes in olive oil. I added the pesto to that mixture for just long enough to get it heated through when the pasta was finished. We added some extra pesto as it was dry. A extra sprinkle of parmesan and we never missed meat. I never would have thought of adding sauted onions to pesto pasta but it was very good. This will be made again.

Nov 18, 2007

wow this was such a hit with the family! I was worried that they would not like a dinner without meat! The only change was that I added some red pepper flakes. Yum- we will have regularly!!

Nov 30, 2009

I made this according to instructions, and while a good basic pesto pasta recipe, there was something missing. After the onion/pesto mixture cooked, I added 1/2 cup of chicken broth and a 14.5 ounce can of petite diced tomatoes, heating another 5 minutes. I then added the pasta to the pan and mixed well, serving right out of the frying pan. This added the 'it' factor I was looking for.

Oct 12, 2007

The first time I made it I followed the recipe and it was good. The next time I made it I added more pesto and cheese and it was delicious!

Oct 18, 2007

Very nice. Pasta was a bit dry. But other than that. It was awesome. I added some Cherry Tomatoes...mainly because I love them.


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  • Calories
  • 225 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 32 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 44 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 7.2 g
  • 11%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 7.8 g
  • 16%
  • Sodium
  • 71 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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