Quick Pesto Pasta | Lonumedhu

Quick Pesto Pasta


This quick and easy pesto pasta is a yummy busy-day meal.

Pesto is usually made by blending together basil leaves, garlic, pine nuts, olive oil, salt, and parmesan cheese by either using a mortar and pestle or a blender. However, to make our recipe really convenient and quick, we’ve used Agnesi Pesto Alla Genovese, which we got from one of our partners MHA. The ready to use sauce has a really nice texture and basil flavour.


Serving size: 2



To cook the pasta

  • 4 cups water
  • 250g penne pasta
  • 2 tsp. salt

For the sauce

  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ tuna can
  • 1/3 cup Agnesi Pesto Alla Genovese
  • 1/3 cup cooking cream
  • ½ tsp. chilli flakes
  • 2tbsp. grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup pasta cooking water



  1. Add the water to a pot and bring it to a boil. When the water starts boiling add the pasta and 2 tsp. salt. Boil the pasta for 15 minutes or until cooked to your liking. Reserve 1/4 cup pasta cooking water. Strain the pasta and set aside.
  2. Finely chop garlic, dice tomato and slice green chili.
  3. Heat olive oil in pan and add garlic and stir fry on medium high heat for 1 minute. Then add tomato and chili and sauté for 3 minutes or until tomatoes become soft.
  4. Then add tuna and sauté for another minute.
  5. Add Agnesi Pesto Alla Genovese and cook for half a minute while mixing.
  6. Now add cooking cream, chili flakes, salt, parmesan cheese, pasta water.
  7. Mix well and cook for about 1 minute. Then add cooked pasta, combine well and cook for another minute on medium high heat. Serve warm.
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