How to add pesto to pasta

Recipe Notes:

  • Use 300g/10oz for a really great coating of pesto sauce – 3 large servings, 4 smallish servings.
  • Use up to 350g/12oz for “normal” amount of pesto sauce to pasta – 4 standard servings.
  • Don’t use more pasta for one batch of homemade pesto, the pasta will lack pesto flavour.

How much pesto should I use with the pasta?

Recipe Notes:

  • Use 300g/10oz for a really great coating of pesto sauce – 3 large servings, 4 smallish servings.
  • Use up to 350g/12oz for “normal” amount of pesto sauce to pasta – 4 standard servings.
  • Don’t use more pasta for one batch of homemade pesto, the pasta will lack pesto flavour.

What can you make with pesto?

Pesto mixed with olive oil or mayonnaise makes a regular salad special and is the perfect dressing for tuna, chicken, and pasta salads. It can also add tremendous flavor when mixed into rice, risotto, or mashed potatoes, or dolloped onto hot vegetables such as cauliflower to transform fair into fabulous.

How many calories does pesto add to pasta?

Calories 167.1
Total Fat 7.3 g
Saturated Fat 1.6 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1 g

Dec 12 2020

What to eat with pesto?

Pesto goes amazingly well with grilled steak, pork chops, chicken, and even fish, so you don’t have to worry about spicing or marinating your meat. You can also season meatloaf or meatballs with pesto.

What can you make with pesto?

Pesto mixed with olive oil or mayonnaise makes a regular salad special and is the perfect dressing for tuna, chicken, and pasta salads. It can also add tremendous flavor when mixed into rice, risotto, or mashed potatoes, or dolloped onto hot vegetables such as cauliflower to transform fair into fabulous.

What to eat with pesto?

Pesto goes amazingly well with grilled steak, pork chops, chicken, and even fish, so you don’t have to worry about spicing or marinating your meat. You can also season meatloaf or meatballs with pesto.

What to do with a jar of pesto?

One of the easiest things to do with half a jar of pesto is to spread it on a piece of shop-bought puff pastry. Roll it up, cut into slices and bake. This is a delicious savoury that even a novice baker can enjoy.

What do you do with pesto sauce?

Pesto is a very versatile sauce and can be used as a bruschetta topping, on pasta, on cooked meats, and even in soups. A lovely way to explore these sauces is to buy a few different kinds, and make a platter of bruschetta using each one.