Bright, fresh pasta is just what we need this summer. This Creamy Pesto Pasta only requires three ingredients and is done in less than 20 minutes.
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We love an easy recipe for hot summer days and this creamy pesto pasta totally checks off all the boxes. Easy to find ingredients, minimal effort and tons of flavor.
If you love pesto, you definitely need to try this one. You can start with your favorite homemade pesto or grab a jar from the store. Honestly, I prefer the jarred stuff for ease.
Ingredients for Creamy Pesto Pasta
This recipe is as simple as it gets. We’re talking three ingredients. And you’re going to be able to find them anywhere. Here’s what you need to grab:
Prepare the Sauce
Start by getting your pasta cooking. While it’s boiling away, throw together the sauce.
Heat a skillet over medium heat. Make sure it’s large enough to fit the pasta. Add the pesto and bring it to a simmer.
Drizzle in the heavy cream and bring the sauce back to a small simmer. Cook, stirring constantly for about 2 minutes.
Drain the pasta and add it to the skillet. Toss around until it’s fully coated with the sauce.
And that’s it folks. Told you it was easy.
Warm or Cold
The great thing about this recipe is that you can enjoy it warm or cold. That makes it great for weeknight dinners, summer barbecues or lunch boxes.
It would make a great option for meal prep with some grilled chicken as well.
More Easy Pasta Dishes
Creamy Pesto Pasta
- 8 ounces pasta of choice
- 1/2 cup jarred pesto
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Salt the water. Cook pasta according to package directions.
- While pasta is cooking, heat a skillet over medium heat. Add pesto and heavy cream. Whisk together and simmer for 2 minutes, stirring often. Add drained pasta and stir to coat well. Cook in the sauce for another minute then serve.