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Spaghetti in Pesto Sauce

This is a simple yet delicious pasta recipe which is quick to prepare and requires minimal efforts.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Pasta, Pesto, Spaghetti
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 470kcal
Author: Anindita Das

Ingredients

For the pesto sauce:

  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup parsley
  • 1/2 cup cheese
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • Salt as required

For the pasta:

  • 200 gms spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 quantity medium onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell peppers (red and yellow)
  • 1 tbsp black pepper
  • 10 quantity cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • 1 tbsp chilli flakes
  • Salt as required

Instructions

  • For the pesto sauce, blend together all the ingredients except the olive oil. Slowly add the olive oil into the mixture and then blend again to get a sauce of smooth consistency.
  • Add some water in a large pan and let it boil. Add salt and a bit of olive oil onto it. Olive oil ensures that the pasta doesn't stick to each other.
  • Slowly add the spaghetti into the water and let it boil until cooked right. Once cooked, remove it from the water and set aside.
  • In another pan, add some olive oil and saute the garlic and onions. 
  • Add the bell peppers and let it cook for some time. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Once the bell peppers are half done, add the pesto sauce and fry it for 2 minutes. 
  • Next, add the cherry tomatoes and the spaghetti and mix it properly with the sauce. Top the pasta with the cheese and season it more using chilli flakes.
  • Serve it with some garlic bread.

Notes

In order to make a non-vegetarian version of the same (just like I did), you can add shredded chicken or fry some prawns and add it to the pasta.