Pesto Pasta Recipes

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Staff Picks

Pesto Penne Primavera

Rating: Unrated
This is a recipe you can serve hot or cold. A great side-dish or can be a full meal. My kids love this and it's always a hit. You could also add poached or grilled chicken. You can also freeze any leftover pesto for later use.

Spence's Pesto Chicken Pasta

Rating: Unrated
This is a great recipe that my boyfriend put together on a Sunday evening after a bike ride. You can't go wrong with all of the flavors in this dish!

Light Shrimp and Pesto Pasta

Rating: Unrated
For a quick meal that's elegant enough to serve to company, you can't beat the combination of shrimp, pesto, and pasta. Using garlic scapes instead of basil and garlic gives this dish a lighter note.

Creamy Pesto Penne with Sausage

Rating: Unrated
Quick weeknight dinner. Ready in 15 minutes!

Linguini with Roasted Broccoli Pesto

Rating: Unrated
This pasta was an effort to use up the rest of the veggies on hand, and turned out to be kind of amazing. Roasting the veggies in the oven makes all the difference for the pesto.

Pesto Shrimp Pasta

Rating: Unrated
This is a great dish for company!

Instant Pot® Vegan Spaghetti Squash with Pesto

Rating: Unrated
A quick and easy vegan main dish made in just minutes in your Instant Pot®. This recipe is so versatile that it works for any gluten-free, dairy-free, Whole30® or paleo diet.

Pesto Pasta

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

Pesto Pasta with Chicken

Rating: Unrated
Easy and delicious pasta with chicken. Serve with crusty bread and salad for a quick dinner. Use as much or as little pesto sauce as you like. Using homemade pesto will taste even better, but it adds to prep time. Enjoy!

Creamy Pesto Shrimp

Rating: Unrated
One of our family's favorites, it's also great when made with crab meat instead of the shrimp.

Pesto Cream Sauce

Rating: Unrated
This absolutely combines the best ingredients to create a rich, velvety pesto sauce. It's sinfully delicious!

Pesto Chicken Penne Casserole

Rating: Unrated
Creamy, flavorful and so easy to fix. This meal-in-one will wow family and friends. Makes a lot, so freeze some or halve the recipe.

Inspiration and Ideas

Creamy Pesto Shrimp

Use your homemade pesto to make this delicious cream sauce. Toss in shrimp or crabmeat, and serve over hot linguine.

Teena's Spicy Pesto Chicken and Pasta

"This dish is AWESOME! One of our favorites!" – juliesteenebrgen

Pesto Lasagna

Rating: Unrated

Scrumptious lasagna with basil pesto, spinach and plenty of bubbly cheese.