Hey pesto pasta

    20 min

    Delicious hot with extra grated Parmesan or as a cold pasta salad with fresh basil and pine nuts. Easy to make and full of flavour!

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    Serves: 8 

    • 80g chopped onion
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons pesto
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
    • 450g pasta
    • salt to taste
    • ground black pepper to taste

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    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, 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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    I made this guessing the approximate amounts stated. I have to say that this is sooooo nice. My kids love it and they are fussy with pasta. There were no reviews when i made it so was a bit sceptical but i am currently making the second batch for adults and will be nice cold tomorrow afternoon. I used pasta shells, pesto and grated pizza cheese from aldi, and ready diced frozen onions which made it even quicker. well done and thanks for sharing.  -  15 Jul 2015


    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.  -  01 Mar 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    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.  -  15 May 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)