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Easy Pesto Pasta

Easy Pesto Pasta


Ok folks, it doesn’t get much easier or tastier than this dish, my easy pesto pasta! The satisfaction and fullness from the pasta, the energy from the beans and the flavors from the pesto and tomatoes make this one of the best dishes you can have in your repertoire. I have been making this dish this exact way since I was in college and didn’t really know too many dishes to cook yet. What I needed back then (and still do today) is a dish that I could easily make and pack up and bring with me on campus and would fuel me for an entire day and this dish does just that! The only cooking you need to do is cook the pasta and the rest is just assembling. This is proof that great meals can be assembled! This meal is perfect for a meal at home or as a take along since it is served at room temperature.

If you want to make your own pesto, here is my recipe that is very popular and easy:

Homemade Pesto

Pesto Pasta

Servings: 4


  • ​1 box of pasta choose a shape that holds the pesto well like corkscrew or penne
  • 1 jar of your favorite pesto I love sacla which I find in the Italian section of the grocery store or homemade pesto
  • 1 pint of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 small can of cannellini beans rinsed well and drained
  • 2 tbsp of balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • ​Cook pasta according to the package instructions
  • In a large bowl, combine the drained beans, pesto, tomatoes and balsamic vinegar
  • When pasta is fully cooked, strain and add it to the bowl
  • Toss pasta and ingredients together well to combine
  • Taste for seasoning and see if salt or pepper is needed
  • Enjoy!


For Homemade Pesto Recipe:
see link above

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