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Pesto Pasta

Pesto Pasta Recipe

Feel free to use your favourite pasta (even filled pasta such as ravioli), in place of the angel hair used in this recipe.

Serves: 1

Prep Time: 5 mins

Cook Time: 5 mins


  • 1 serving (about 80g) of pasta noodles (I usually use angel hair)
  • 2 tbsp pesto (either home-made or store bought)
  • 1 tbsp salt and water

Garnishing ideas

  • cherry tomatoes, halved
  • basil leaves
  • toasted pine nuts
  • grated parmesan cheese


  1. Add 1 tbsp of salt to a pot of water (enough to cook pasta) to boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions. Reserve 2 tbsp of pasta water.
  2. When the pasta is cooked, drain them onto a serving plate. Toss the noodles in pesto and pasta water. Toss well and garnish with cherry tomatoes, cheese, pine nuts and basil leaves.

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37 Responses to “Pesto Pasta”

  1. Cooking Gallery — October 21, 2010 @ 3:03 am

    This pasta looks delicious, Wiffy! I like Aglio Olio for instant pasta, but this sounds like a great idea too! Thanks for sharing :)


    • wiffy replied: — October 22nd, 2010 @ 1:41 pm

      Love aglio olio too!


  2. mochachocolatarita — October 22, 2010 @ 2:13 pm

    wow…ur fast food is so different from my junk heheheh


    • wiffy replied: — October 22nd, 2010 @ 5:15 pm

      I like the junky type of fast food too, have to pretend to eat healthy once in a while, lol


  3. Anncoo — October 22, 2010 @ 3:09 pm

    Thanks for sharing this superfast pasta! Looks so simple and delicious :)


  4. Shirley@kokken69 — October 22, 2010 @ 4:40 pm

    I have always loved pesto and often find the bottled pesto at gourmet food store irresistible. Thanks for sharing so many pesto recipes…


  5. Trissa — October 24, 2010 @ 6:24 pm

    Hmmm… there’s really no excuse not to eat healthy when you can whip up a pasta dish like this in minutes!


  6. maureen — October 24, 2010 @ 11:13 pm

    thanks for this! it came just in time. i was eating lobster pesto pasta at a restaurant and im super in love with it. i was about to google for a pesto recipe and coincidentally i was reading ur blog!

    any recommendation for a brand of pesto sauce? :D


    • wiffy replied: — October 25th, 2010 @ 10:05 am

      hi maureen, sorry I have not tried store-bought pesto before… wah, lobster pesto pasta! :)~


  7. Tastes of Home (Jen) — October 27, 2010 @ 5:15 pm

    yummy! such pretty looking pasta…I must try making my own pesto one day too hehe


  8. elaine — June 14, 2012 @ 12:16 pm

    Hi, I had been reading Noob cook recipes for about a year & I like some of the recipes which my mum used to cook .
    How to make mushroom soup from variety kind of fresh mushroom ? which I bought from wet market.