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Easy Pesto Pasta

Quick & Easy Pesto Pasta

When you're in a rush, just don't fancy spending hours in the kitchen or lookig for an easy recipe for one, this vegetable-packed Easy Pesto Pasta recipe is a saviour!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Italian, Mediterranean, Vegetarian
Servings 1 portion


  • 80 g pasta
  • 4-5 cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/4 yellow pepper diced
  • 1 spring onion finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove finely chopped
  • 50 g frozen peas
  • 2 tbsp pesto ideally, home-made
  • 30 g cheddar grated
  • 40 g spinach, watercress or rocket, or a mixture to serve


  • Cook pasta as per packet instructions.
  • In the meantime, heat a tbsp of oil in a frying pan. Add all your vegetables, except for cherry tomatoes, and fry for 5-6 minutes until starting to soften but still retail quite a bit of crunch.
  • When pasta is about 2 minutes away from being done, add cherry tomatoes to your vegetables and stir.
  • Drain your pasta and tip into the pan with vegetables. Add pesto and stir until everything is smothered in pesto.
  • Serve on a bed of greens (spinach, watercress, rocket etc.) topped with cheese.
Keyword Easy Pasta Dish, Easy Pasta Recipe, Pesto Pasta, Quick Pasta, Vegetarian Pasta, Veggie Pasta, Veggie Pesto Pasta
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