Easy Peasy Pesto Pasta – Perfect for a Quick Midweek Meal

Emily Manning

Emily Manning

January 3, 2022

Easy peasy pesto pasta

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This easy peasy pesto pasta is kid-approved in our house, and absolutely ideal for busy weeknights. You’ll love that it can be on the table in less than 15 minutes!

Also known in our house as Incredible Hulk pasta, this great pesto pasta recipe is green and proud!

Easy Peasy Pesto Pasta

Frozen peas and spinach are always in my freezer, but I often also have leftover steamed broccoli that can be chopped up and added in. It’s a whatever-goes type of dish, so use up whatever’s left in your fridge.

While this is a great vegetarian dinner, you could also add in some leftover shredded chicken, pancetta or bacon.

Ingredients:

  • Pasta
  • Olive oil
  • 4 tbsp of pesto (or more as desired)
  • 2 tbsp creme fraiche
  • 80g frozen peas
  • 2-3 cubes of frozen spinach, leftover broccoli or other green veg (optional)
  • Black pepper
  • Grated Parmesan, to serve

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Method:

  1. Cook your pasta according to packet instructions, drain and reserve a cup of the cooking water.
  2. Add a splash of olive oil to the pan, then add the pesto sauce. After a minute, add in the creme fraiche and enough of the reserved pasta water to create a sauce.
  3. Stir in the frozen peas, spinach leaves, broccoli or any other green vegetables.
  4. Return the pasta to the pan and stir to coat in the sauce. Add more pesto or creme fraiche as needed, stirring to combine.
  5. Season well with black pepper and serve topped with grated Parmesan.

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Published On: January 3rd, 2022 / Categories: Food and Recipes / Last Updated: September 23rd, 2022 / Tags: , , , /

About the Author: Emily Manning

Emily Manning
Emily is the coffee-loving Editor of MyKidsTime. Mum of one daughter and two naughty Tibetan Terriers, she is particularly partial to Curly Wurlys and unable to resist pretty stationery and new cookbooks. As an avid foodie and domestic goddess-wannabe, she is most likely to be found in the kitchen.

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