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Creamy and spicy red pesto pasta

Red Pesto Pasta Recipe | 15 Minutes & So Creamy

This creamy vegetarian red pesto pasta tastes delicious. Made with red pesto from a jar, you can make this easy recipe in only 15 minutes.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 People
Calories 520 kcal


  • 2 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 500 g Rigatoni Pasta
  • 300 ml Single Cream
  • 3 tbsp Red Pesto
  • 2 tbsp Garlic Paste
  • ½ Onion Chopped
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • Handful Basil Leaves Optional


  • Boil the rigatoni pasta in a large pan on a medium to high heat for 4 to 5 minutes or according to packet instructions.
  • Whilst the pasta is boiling, heat a frying pan over a medium heat and place 2 tablespoons of oil. Fry the onions for 1 to 2 minutes or until softened.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of garlic to the pan and stir for 30 seconds.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of red pesto into the frying pan and stir for 30 seconds. If you notice the mixture is starting to spit, lower the temperature.
  • Add single cream to the mixture and stir until the colour starts to redden before adding salt and pepper and mix until evenly distributed.
  • Leave the pesto sauce to simmer on a low heat whilst you drain the pasta. Add the pasta into the frying pan with the pesto sauce and mix until the sauce has coated the pasta.


Calories: 520kcalCarbohydrates: 68gProtein: 13gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 290mgPotassium: 273mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 558IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 72mgIron: 1mg
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