Easy to make, but full of flavor! Good hot or cold.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water until done. Drain.

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  • Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan over medium low heat. Add pesto, onion, and salt and pepper. Cook about five minutes, or until onions are soft.

  • In a large bowl, mix pesto mixture into pasta. Stir in grated cheese. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

224.7 calories; 7.8 g protein; 32 g carbohydrates; 43.5 mg cholesterol; 71.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (137)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2007
I doubled the pesto and olive oil and added garlic (2 cloves). Also added a sprinkle of red pepper flakes and some Mrs Dash tomato basil garlic to liven it up a bit. Served with chicken apple sausage. My hubby said this was a definate keeper. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/17/2011
I needed to use more pesto. Read More
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187 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 93
  • 4 star values: 69
  • 3 star values: 17
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2007
I doubled the pesto and olive oil and added garlic (2 cloves). Also added a sprinkle of red pepper flakes and some Mrs Dash tomato basil garlic to liven it up a bit. Served with chicken apple sausage. My hubby said this was a definate keeper. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/15/2006
This pasta is absolutely delicious! I did double the olive oil, pesto and onions. For a kick, I sauteed some garlic in the olive oil before adding the onions and pesto. Also, I crumbled some bacon on top of the dish for a little bit of a crunch. Perfection. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2009
This was good but a bit dry. I sauted the onions to sweeten them up and then added some chopped sun dried tomatoes in olive oil. I added the pesto to that mixture for just long enough to get it heated through when the pasta was finished. We added some extra pesto as it was dry. A extra sprinkle of parmesan and we never missed meat. I never would have thought of adding sauted onions to pesto pasta but it was very good. This will be made again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2009
I made this according to instructions, and while a good basic pesto pasta recipe, there was something missing. After the onion/pesto mixture cooked, I added 1/2 cup of chicken broth and a 14.5 ounce can of petite diced tomatoes, heating another 5 minutes. I then added the pasta to the pan and mixed well, serving right out of the frying pan. This added the 'it' factor I was looking for. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2007
wow this was such a hit with the family! I was worried that they would not like a dinner without meat! The only change was that I added some red pepper flakes. Yum- we will have regularly!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/12/2007
The first time I made it I followed the recipe and it was good. The next time I made it I added more pesto and cheese and it was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/18/2007
Very nice. Pasta was a bit dry. But other than that. It was awesome. I added some Cherry Tomatoes...mainly because I love them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2003
This was good! I would recommend adding Feta Cheese instead of the Parmesean. It was delicious with Feta. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2003
I tried to make this a little healthier by omitting the extra olive oil. The pasta was way too dry. I added about 1/4 cup olive oil to make it taste great. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/17/2011
I needed to use more pesto. Read More
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