Classic Pesto Pasta

Classic Pesto Pasta


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Easy to make, but full of flavour! Good hot or cold. Any pesto mixture is suitable for this quick pasta idea. Try the well known basil, sun-dried tomato or a stuffed green olive and almond combination. Spaghetti, fettuccine or penne are some suggestions for the type of pasta to use.


Serves: 6 

  • 500g packet any pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons pesto
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. Cook pasta in a large saucepan of boiling, lightly salted water according to packet instructions. Drain and place in a large bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan over medium low heat. Add pesto, onion, salt and pepper. Cook about five minutes, or until onions are soft.
  3. Toss pesto mixture through the pasta. Stir in grated cheese. Serve.

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I must of Done something wrong but it turned out really dry and my oh and I couldn't finish it , I'll try again maybe less cheese - 28 Oct 2011

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