Pesto Pasta

Pasta is the most popular choice of food when you want something that’s quick and easy to make, and this delicious Pasta with Pesto is a recipe that’s absolutely gorgeous. It’s easily customisable, and everybody will be sure to love the distinct flavour that this dish has.



500g uncooked linguine pasta

250g container refrigerated basil pesto

3 tablespoons heavy cream

2 cups grape tomatoes

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


© Martina Misar-tummeltshammer |



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

- 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.

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


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  • Anna says
    i made this pesto pasta once with pesto and humas... its really really nice.. and prob a little better for you than putting in the heavy cream!!!
    • KH says
      That's a good idea! Then I don't have to quickly look away and pretend I didn't see this recipe!

    • Dee-Dee says
      Nom Nom Nom Nom Nom me and pesto I use to love eating this stuff but was a lazy buggar in preparing it I'd usually buy two different types of ready made pesto combine and add to pasta and top of with parmesan or sliced sun dried tomatoe....noice! pesto pasta and noodles were my close friends during my study
      • Anna says
        pestos a bit of a rich mans thing for a student though isnt it!!
        • Dee-Dee says
          nup not if you can find the al cheap brands I and then add a few extras too it I use to buy bulk and then make up a big batch of it and then place meal servings into containers to freeze for the whole week so I could just nuke them when I got back....I never used linguine just the cheapest pasta I could find...and used parmesan shakers instead of the real thing....
        • Wice says
          It's so easy to make your own pesto too. All you need to do is put a cup of basil or parsley into a blender with a little oil, maybe some pine or walnuts and whizz. Season and it's ready to go.

          I often use a mix of herbs - whatever is plentiful in the garden.

          PS: I ordered my pasta machine with Flybuy points and still have enough points for the Wii with Westpac Hotpoints if I finally make the decision to get it!
          • Anna says
            oh yay fun!!! im sure youll enjoy!!
            • Dee-Dee says
              I have always wanted to learn how to make my own pasta but have never had the must be excited.....
            • KH says
              I'd love to learn to make my own! Whether or not I'd keep up with it is a whole different thing!
            • Wice says
              I've done about a dozen searches but can't find the posts aobut Wii consoles and pasta machines. Anyway, just wanted to report that my Italian Pasta Machine arrived today and it looks fantastic - really solid. I can't wait to give it a try. Better still, it didn't use up that many bank "Hot points' so I've still got enough for the Wii I could only make a decision about getting it! :-)
              • Anna says
                yay!! youll have to let us know when you make your first pasta how it tastes!! =P
              • Wice says
                I've got an old Jamie Oliver cookbook that has all sort of pasta recipes. Haven't looked at it for years but I can still remember all the gorgeous colours of pasta in the pictures - especially the beetroot pasta which was vivid red rather than sissy pink!

                PS: In case you decide to study tonight and tear yourself away from Chelsey for the rest of the day , good luck with the exam tomorrow.
                • Anna says
                  lol thanks!! lol i cant help but popping on now and then... but then it means my brain doesnt explode so its ok!!

                  Youll so have to put up pics when you make crazy coloured pasta!! and let us know what it tastes like!!
                  • Dee-Dee says
                    Wice the beetroot pasta sounds nice....I love beetroots other families don't.....have you made a beetroot pasta?

                    ...Also Anna good luck for your sure you will do well....

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