What’s tastier than creamy pesto pasta?
With my simple pesto spaghetti, you can enjoy this silky recipe anytime you want. This 3-ingredients pesto pasta has all the flavors you want.
The pesto brings a strong herb flavor, a kick of Parmesan, and a hint of garlic. You can add whatever extra ingredients you like to this pesto pasta.
For some extra protein try adding shrimp, chicken, or extra veggies.
This 3-ingredient spaghetti recipe uses pesto. You can buy it from the store or use homemade. Whatever is easier for you! Whichever sauce you end up choosing, there is one thing to make sure not to skip. Pasta water.
It will elevate your pesto, and make sure it becomes a creamy sauce.
How To Make This Pesto Spaghetti
Start off by boiling some water and salt in a pot. Make sure to add enough salt to the water, it should taste like the ocean. You want to boil the pasta until it is al dente, this could take about 8 minutes.
Al dente means that it is soft on the outside, but still firm inside. The residual heat will continue cooking the pasta, so you want it a little undercooked. Before draining the pasta, get a cup of the pasta water.
Once you have the pasta water, drain the pasta, and add it to a bowl. Stir the pasta, pesto, and half of the pasta water together.
You want to mix until the pesto and water make a creamy sauce. If you want a thinner texture, feel free to add more pasta water.
Add salt to taste, and your meal is ready to eat! Instructions A 3-ingredient pesto spaghetti that the whole family will love. It’s delicious, creamy, and delicious. Use pasta water to take your store-bought pesto to the next level.
- 12 ounces spaghetti or pasta of choice
- 1/2 to 2/3 cup basil pesto (store-bought or homemade)
- ½ cup pasta water
- Kosher salt
- Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta to the boiling water, and boil until al dente (about 8 minutes).
- Take 1 cup of pasta water. Drain the pasta.
- Add the pasta to a bowl. Mix the pasta, pesto, and half a cup of pasta water. Combine until it becomes a creamy sauce.
- Salt to taste, and enjoy!
Serving Size:1 Amount Per Serving: Calories: 309Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 191mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gProtein: 9g
Pasta is one of the most versatile ingredients out there. With the addition of pesto and pasta water, you have a quick and yummy lunch.
This 3-ingredient pesto pasta is a foundational recipe. Add whatever you would like to the pasta to make it more filling for you.
Here are a few of my other recipes that you could try with your pesto pasta: