Pesto Pasta With Mushrooms, Onions, and Red Bell Peppers

"This is what I usually make and call Pesto Pasta."
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  • Cook the spaghetti according to package instructions.
  • Heat the oil in a skillet and saute the onion until it starts to soften. Add the mushrooms and peppers and saute until tender.
  • Add cooked spaghetti and pesto and combine well.
  • Serve with garlic bread and salad.

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  1. jaybee chef
    This was very good. I did add some minced garlic to the onions as I sauteed them. I used bowtie pasta, and sliced portobellas for the mushrooms and also added some pine nuts for a little added crunch. I also added a twist each of red pepper flakes and roasted garlic sea salt to finish. I used a little less pesto and added an equal amount of fat free half and half to make a creamier sauce. We sprinkled romano cheese at the table. So, I deviated from the recipe but the results were excellent!
  2. Catherine B.
    Great for a meatless meal! I recommend using a fresh, refrigerated commercial pesto for the best flavor, IF you don't have your own homemade pesto. I added a small can of black olives and some broccoli I needed to get rid of; I see this as a great vehicle to clean out the veggie drawer for some added color & variety. This is definitely going in the rotation for easy weeknight meals.
  3. Bewitched22
    Great recipe. Family loved it. Simple ingredients with big flavour. We all wanted more! I only had rigatoni noodles on hand so I used those. Will definitely make this again.
  4. EmilyStrikesAgain
    Great and simple after work dinner. I made some vegan pesto and the entire meal was ready in about a half hour. Boiling the water took the longest!
  5. Lori Mama
    Delicious. I love pesto, so had to give this a try. I used Catelli Harvest Sun Dried Tomato/Basil spaghettini, red onion and a yellow pepper that I needed to use up. Everything came together very nicely. :)


  1. Vicki in CT
    Tasty pasta dish. I subbed farfalle for the pasta and added kalamata olives and crushed red pepper flakes. For PAC.



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