Pesto Pasta

Betty Graves


My son is a vegetarian and I am always trying to find new recipes for to fix for him. Our whole family loves Pesto and Pasta so I thought I would share this recipe for our vegetarians out there. You can add diced chicken for those of you that like meat in your pasta.

pinch tips: How to Shuck, Cook, and Cut Corn



6 people


20 Min


Stove Top


3 c
pkg. penne rigate pasta
1/2 c
pesto (i buy the jar of pesto at grocery store)
1/2 c
cup shredded sharpe cheese or any cheese you desire. some people use feta.
1/2 c
roasted red peppers in a jar

Directions Step-By-Step

Make It
COOK pasta as directed on package, omitting salt. Drain; return to pan. STIR in cheese. (I use shredded cheddar).
ADD pesto and peppers; cook and stir on low heat 3 to 5 min. or until heated through.
Special Extra
Add 2 cups grilled chicken strips or chopped rotisserie chicken with the pesto and peppers. (I only add chicken when I am not making this for my son).

Take Along
This pasta dish, which also tastes great cold, makes a great salad to serve as part of your brown-bag lunch.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: Italian
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium
Other Tag: Quick & Easy