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Pesto Pasta Recipe

Pesto Pasta Recipe

Course Dinner
Keyword pesto pasta, pesto recipe
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 pound dry pasta (any shape with curves or ridges to hold the sauce)
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 cup basil pesto
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Other mix-ins: halved cherry tomatoes, toasted pine nuts (optional)


    • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta until al dente. Drain pasta, reserving 1 cup of pasta cooking liquid, and transfer to a large bowl.
    • Toss pasta with pesto until evenly coated. If the pasta looks a bit dry, splash in some pasta cooking liquid. Season to taste with salt.
    • At this point you can mix in other ingredients like halved cherry tomatoes and toasted pine nuts.
    • To serve, divide pasta between 4 plates and top with grated parmesan cheese and a freshly ground black pepper.