Pesto Pasta

Preserving jar of homemade basil pesto
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Prep: 2 mins
Cook: 8 mins
Total: 10 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
720 Calories
13g Fat
130g Carbs
39g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 720
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 275mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 130g 47%
Dietary Fiber 37g 131%
Protein 39g
Calcium 2061mg 159%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Make your own pesto for this easy and delicious linguine recipe. It only has five ingredients and takes ten minutes to cook. You can also use the pesto as a spread for sandwiches or a sauce for many other dishes. 


  • 1 lb. uncooked linguine pasta
  • 12-oz. container refrigerated basil pesto
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Steps to Make It

  1. Cook pasta as directed on package; drain, reserving 1/3 cup pasta cooking water, and return pasta to pot.

  2. Stir in basil pesto and cream, tossing gently over low heat until pasta is coated, adding reserved pasta water as necessary to make a sauce.

  3. Add grape tomatoes and toss for 1 minute. Sprinkle with cheese and serve.