Pasta with Sun-dried Tomato Basil Pesto

A couple of days ago, I posted the recipe for Sun-dried Tomato Basil Pesto. The first dish I used it in is this wonderful Pasta. All I needed to do was to toss the cooked Pasta in the Pesto, and voila! my lunch was ready.

The best part about this Pasta with Sun-dried Tomato Basil Pesto was that it was light, aromatic and so full of flavour.

I have quite a bit of pesto in store and look forward to making this Pasta again.

Also try the Basil Walnut Pesto.

How to Make Pasta with Sun-dried Tomato Basil Pesto

Pasta with Sun-dried Tomato Basil Pesto
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
This pasta with Sun-dried Tomato Basil Pesto is chockful of flavour and aromatic to boot. It is also light on the stomach and makes for a great one-pot meal.
Course: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Aruna Panangipally
  • Pasta - 200 gms
  • tbsp Sun-dried Tomato Basil Pesto - 2 to 3
  • tbsp Olive Oil - 1
  • Salt to Taste
  • Black Pepper Powder to Taste Optional
  1. Boil about 1 litre of water.
  2. When the water comes to a rolling boil, add about 1 tsp salt and 1 tbsp olive oil.
  3. Add the Pasta and cook till done.
  4. Drain the water completely.
  5. Add the Sun-dried Tomato Basil Pesto.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Season with salt and pepper powder, if required.
  8. Serve warm.
Recipe Notes

* I used Fusilli. However, I think Penne might be better suited.

* For best results, make the Pasta just before you want to eat it.

* This is a rather dry Pasta. For a creamier texture, add either 1/4 cup cream or then grind the Pesto with 1/4 cup mashed Avocado and then mix with the Pasta


Pasta with Sun-dried Tomato Basil Pesto