Kale pesto pasta

Pesto pasta recipes

33 Recipes

Make the most out of a storecupboard essential with these easy pesto pasta recipes. Make a homemade batch or use up a jar with spaghetti and penne.

Kale pesto

4.75

(32 ratings)

This leafy green cabbage-like vegetable is a genuine superfood - it's great whizzed up in place of basil in an Italian sauce
  • 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Easy pesto lasagne

4.666665

(57 ratings)

This vegetarian bake from reader Lucy Nanor is packed with spinach and peas along with creamy pesto and mascarpone sauce
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pick & mix pesto pasta salad bar

0

(0 ratings)

Put out all the ingredients for classic pasta salad with pesto dressing and let the kids pick whatever they like to stir in – it's great for fussy eaters...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Easy pesto pasta

4.25

(4 ratings)

This supper couldn't be easier. Make our filling pesto pasta recipe for a quick, family-friendly dish you can throw together with storecupboard ingredients...
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Classic pesto

4.77143

(35 ratings)

You can whizz up your own delicious pesto in under 15 minutes – it’s great for a fast-fix meal...
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Cheesy tuna pesto pasta

4.265625

(64 ratings)

Throw together some storecupboard ingredients and pop under the grill for a simple midweek meal
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Broccoli pesto pasta

4.273975

(73 ratings)

A new delicious version of the Italian favourite, pesto pasta, with broccoli
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Bacon & mushroom pasta

4.613955

(215 ratings)

A simple one-pan pasta dish with bacon, mushrooms and pesto - ready in under 30 minutes
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Chicken, squash & pesto lasagne

4.83908

(87 ratings)

This alternative pasta bake is great for making in batches- assemble the layers of mascapone, chicken, basil and butternut then freeze or bake
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • Easy

Vegan pesto

4

(4 ratings)

Make a vegan pesto to add to pasta, pizzas, salads and sandwiches. It will keep in the fridge for up to a week
  • 7 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pasta salad with pesto & prawns

4.157895

(19 ratings)

This is a wonderful, zingy dish, perfect for a lunch out in the garden - use our recipe for homemade pesto to make it extra special
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Pea, pesto & sausage lasagne

4.548385

(31 ratings)

Switch up your classic family lasagne with pesto, broccoli, mascarpone and chunks of sausage in a dish that's rich in calcium, folate, fibre and vitamin C...
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Creamy pesto & kale pasta

4.333335

(12 ratings)

Enjoy our creamy pesto and kale pasta as a tasty and nutritious supper. Make it with just a handful of ingredients and storecupboard staples
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Pesto sauce

4.493505

(77 ratings)

Make your own delicious pesto sauce in just 15 minutes
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Squash & pesto pasta

3.666665

(3 ratings)

Make a homemade pesto with parsley, basil and cashew nuts to stir through this comforting pasta. It makes for an easy, healthy family meal
  • 40 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Gnocchi with lemon & chive pesto

3.916665

(36 ratings)

Potato gnocchi make a welcome change from pasta. Give them a go in this simple veggie supper for two
  • 15 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Rocket pesto

4.285715

(7 ratings)

For a change from the traditional basil variety, this quick and easy peppery pesto is delicious dolloped on pasta or drizzled over summer salads
  • 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Wild garlic pesto

4.8125

(16 ratings)

Transform your foraging finds into a tangy sauce by combining wild garlic leaves with parmesan, garlic, lemon and pine nuts. Or, use fresh young nettles
  • 17 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Pasta with creamy walnut pesto

4.166665

(12 ratings)

This unusual pesto is also wonderful with potato gnocchi, on crostini, in panini, or stirred into risotto at the end
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Roast pepper pesto with pasta

3.857145

(7 ratings)

Use leftovers from our Roast pepper & chorizo salad to make this easy pasta dish - see the recipe, below right...
  • 25 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

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