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We Love Pesto Pasta

It's settled: We can't get enough pesto! Made with fresh basil, garlic, oil, and pine nuts, the classic Italian sauce perks up any pasta night. Whether you like twirling forkfuls of spaghetti noodles or digging into hearty manicotti, there's a pesto pasta recipe for you.


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    • Pesto Penne with Deli-Roasted Chicken

      Make a pasta worthy of dinner-party status using purchased basil pesto and chopped deli-roasted chicken. Fresh broccoli and a jar of roasted red peppers make easy-as-ever add-ins.

    • Roasted Vegetable Pasta Salad with Walnut Pesto

      Show up the other brown bag lunches with a vegetarian pasta salad. Our pesto version is brimming with colorfully roasted veggies, such as cherry tomatoes and summer squash, and uses walnuts instead of pine nuts for an inexpensive, healthier version of the homemade sauce.

    • Angel Hair with Walnut Pesto

      Toasted walnuts are a hearty addition to this light-as-air angel hair pasta. Toss them in the blender with fresh basil leaves, oil, and garlic for an unbeatable pesto sauce.

    • Italian Pesto Pasta Salad

      Pasta salad's got a new look. Dress up your macaroni noodles in a creamy jar of pesto, toss in pine nuts and pearly cannellini beans, then watch the gorgeous green side strut its stuff on the potluck table.

    • Make Perfect Pasta Salad

      Every party calls for a pasta salad. Find out how to make yours to perfection with our tips and tricks from the Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen.

    • Multigrain Angel Hair with Scallops and Tarragon-Lime-Basil Pesto

      A bed of oh-so-skinny angel hair pasta makes a light base for succulent scallops. Play up the flavors of pesto by adding a squeeze of lime and fresh garlic to the blend.

    • Cheesy Pesto-Meatball Manicotti

      This isn't your mama's lasagna. Trendy pesto teams with onion, sweet pepper, and a variety of bubbly cheeses to make an all-star filling for manicotti noodles. Pour marinara over the top before baking.

    • Turkey Meatballs in Pesto Pasta Pie

      Pasta as a crust? That's right! Pesto-sporting spaghetti noodles make a delicious base for this pasta pie that's piled high with turkey meatballs. Use a sliver of utlra-creamy ricotta to separate the two.

    • Pesto Shrimp Mac and Cheese

      Everyone loves a good 'ol bowl of gooey mac and cheese. Here, fresh shrimp makes a surprising splash in the childhood fave. Chop basil and pine nuts together for a light pesto coating.

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      Garden Veggie Linguine with Cilantro Pesto

      From garden to table, this pesto pasta features the freshest of produce. Toss in baby zucchini, carrots, and seedless oranges, then coat in cilantro-heightened pesto for a zippy pasta dinner.

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      Minty Pasta Salad with Lamb

      This lamb-studded pasta is bursting with minty freshness and a double dose of lemon. A sprinkling of crushed red pepper in the pesto gives it a kick that's big enough for grilled chops.

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      Ravioli with Spinach Pesto

      Pesto meets spinach in this healthy, 20-minute pasta dinner. A few slices of yellow squash add freshness to the dish, while bottled salad dressing adds a tangy twist.

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      Rotini with Walnut-Basil Pesto

      Veggie lover? Get your fix in this slim and trim walnut pesto dish featuring fork-tender green beans, crunchy onions, and fresh mushrooms.

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      Pasta Salad: 20 Recipes to Try

      For your next potluck or picnic, make a delicious and easy pasta salad. With so many varieties -- Italian pasta salad, chicken pasta salad, and other party-ready recipes -- there's no need to rely on the same recipe every time. Switch it up with our pasta salads featuring fresh veggies and flavorful herbs.
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