Pesto Pasta Recipe

pesto pasta recipe
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  • 15 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
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This pesto pasta recipe makes a terrific side side or vegetarian main course. To make this pasta recipe even more filling, add rotisserie chicken breast and chopped tomatoes.

I like to use homemade basil pesto for this pesto pasta recipe. But feel free to use store-bought basil pesto, spinach pesto or sun-dried tomato pesto.

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What You'll Need

  • 8 ounces regular or whole wheat penne pasta
  • 1 cup pesto
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese

How to Make It

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions for al dente.
  2. Drain the pasta, and immediately toss with pesto, stirring to coat the pasta completely.
  3. Sprinkle parmesan cheese over top.

Cover and refrigerate, or serve pesto pasta immediately with veggie garlic bread for a light and tasty vegetarian meal.

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