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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Easy Pesto Pasta

Who doesn't need a fast and easy dinner idea for those busy weeknights? Whether you have a long commute, short commute, kids, no kids, gym sessions or no gym the end of the day we're all tired and recipes like these can be the difference between ordering takeout and eating something homemade and satisfying.

This pesto cream sauce pasta is just 5 ingredients and the longest part is waiting for the pasta to cook. The cream sauce comes together in no time and it's so packed with flavor everyone will think you'd been slicing and dicing away making an intricate pesto sauce.

This also makes a great leftover lunch! One of my tips from when I plan to save a cream sauce for lunch is to scoop out a ladle of the sauce and set it aside. The next day, when you're reheating the leftover pasta just pour the reserved sauce over top. It really helps bring back the right consistency since leftovers lose a little something once they've sat in the fridge.

Also, this photo below is of the leftovers so when you make this the first time it's going to be creamier and ticker than this photo depicts.


Easy Pesto Pasta is a delicious and quick pesto cream sauce topped with cherry tomatoes for a filling and fresh dinner that's a perfect meal idea for a weeknight. With only 5 ingredients, it's also affordable!

-3/4 box thin spaghetti pasta
-1 cup cherry tomatoes, diced into quarters
-1/4 cup jarred pesto sauce
-1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
-1 cup light cream

1. Cook spaghetti according to desired texture, for thin spaghetti 6 minutes works for me. Pour into your strainer, give a few drizzles EVOO and stir in the strainer so that the noodles don't stick.

2. In the large pot where you cooked your pasta, pour in the light cream, pesto, and Parmesan cheese. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to simmer for 5-7 minutes.

3. When the sauce is finished, pour int he pasta and stir to coat. Garnish with cherry tomatoes...I like a lot on mine, they really add a refreshing and cool flavor to the dish.


Adapted from: Tasty

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