Pesto Pasta

When it comes to pasta, White sauce pasta is my all time favorite. When we where in UK, one of Hubby’s colleague frequently brings Pesto pasta for lunch. After tasting that, Hubby always tells me to give it a try. Recently in our relative’s house, we had this for dinner. After tasting Pesto pasta I regretted why I didn’t try this recipe before. Image Pesto Pasta:

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 40 mins | Serves : 3

Recipe Category: Entree


Penne – 1 box (I used 100% whole grain)

Pesto – 3/4 Cup

Zucchini – 1 Small

broccoli – 1

Olives – 1/4 cup pitted

Yellow bell pepper – 1/2, thinly sliced

Spring Onion – 4 strings

Sun-dried Tomatoes – 6

Garlic – 2 pods, peeled and minced

Olive oil – 2 tbsp

Grated mozzeralla and cheddar – 1/4 cup

Salt – as needed

Italian Seasoning/Oregano – 2 tsp

Ground black pepper – as needed

Water – as needed


  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • In a large Saucepan, add water and  salt, and let the water come to a boil while you prep other ingredients
  • Place Zucchini, yellow bell pepper and broccoli in a oven tray, cook it for 10 mins in the oven


  • As soon as the water comes to a boil add the pasta, stir and reduce heat to medium. Cook pasta  as directed on the package and drain the pasta


  • Add oil to the pan, When oil is hot, add the minced garlic, and saute for one minute. Then add spring onion and pesto, saute for a min. Add oven cooked zucchini, yellow bell pepper and broccoli and gently stir to combine.


  • Add the drained pasta to the vegetable/pesto combination and gently mix together.  Add grated cheese and switch off.  Serve hot

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 My Notes:
  • Instead of preparing pesto at home you can also buy it from store
  • Instead of baking vegetable you can also saute them directly
  • Add any veggies of your choice. Eggplant, peas, corn, spinach, cabbage etc can also be added
  • I have used Penne instead  Rotini or any variety of pasta can be used
  • Instead of spring onion regular onion can also be used

Glad to send this recipe for Kids Lunch Box ideas Contest of IndusLadies


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