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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Pesto Pasta Recipe-Easy Pesto Penne Pasta

Pesto Pasta is so easy to make and tastes great. If you have pesto with you, this can can be made in a jiffy. You can replace penne with any pasta you want. Today we will learn how to make pesto penne pasta following this easy recipe.

Pesto Pasta-Easy Pesto Penne Pasta

Easy Pesto Penne Pasta

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 5 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategoryDinner/Lunch/Pasta
 Recipe CuisineInternational

   Ingredients needed

   Penne Pasta - 2 cups
   Olive oil - 2-3 tsp
   Pesto - 2-3 tbsp
   Parmesan cheese - as needed
   Salt as needed


Bring plenty of lightly salted water to boil in a pan. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente. (it should be soft but not mushy). You can check it by tasting it.

cooking pasta

Reserve 2-3 tbsp of the water and drain the rest of the water.


Heat olive oil in a pan over medium heat, add pesto and warm it a little. (refer recipe for Basil Walnut Pesto

pesto pasta recipe

Add the cooked pasta and 2 tbsp of the reserved pasta water. Mix well so that it is well coated with the pesto.

Top it with cheese and enjoy delicious pesto pasta warm. (you can use any cheese but parmesan is preferable)

Easy Pesto Penne Pasta

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