Perfect Pasta, Pesto, and Beans

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Clifford Boren

Simple to make and very tasty. You can add a few pinches of dried red chili flakes if you would like it to have a bit more character. Serve with a crisp green salad and a chilled Sauvignon Blanc. Beauty in a bowl!

Top Review by p_chappe

Yummy, a good recipe. But a couple comments... you forgot the beans in the directions (I just added w/ tomatoes and onions). Also the nutritional facts are way off due to preparing the pesto according to package directions. You have to use 1/4 c of olive oil which has approx. 480 cal. I just wanted to point that out for other calorie counters. ;-) Thanks for sharing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare pesto according to package directions.
  2. Put pasta, water, and bullion in large pot or Dutch oven.
  3. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes.
  4. Do not drain.
  5. Reduce heat and add pesto.
  6. Cook stirring frequently until sauce has reduced slightly.
  7. Stir in tomatoes and onions.
  8. Cook stirring occasionally until onions soften a bit.
  9. Plate up and garnish with Parmesan.
  10. Enjoy!

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