Pesto Pasta Recipes

Looking for pesto pasta recipes? Allrecipes has more than 100 trusted pesto pasta recipes complete with ratings, reviews, and cooking tips.

Staff Picks

Pesto Pasta

Rating: 4.5 stars 202
Easy to make, but full of flavor! Good hot or cold.
By Lauren

Pesto Penne Primavera

Rating: 5 stars 38
This pesto primavera is a recipe you can serve hot or cold. A great side dish or main entrée. My kids love this and it's always a hit. You can add poached or grilled chicken. You can also freeze any leftover pesto for later use.

Spence's Pesto Chicken Pasta

Rating: 4.5 stars 141
This is a great recipe that my boyfriend put together on a Sunday evening after a bike ride. You can't go wrong with all of the flavors in this dish!

Light Shrimp and Pesto Pasta

Rating: 4.5 stars 6
For a quick meal that's elegant enough to serve to company, you can't beat the combination of shrimp, pesto, and pasta. Using garlic scapes instead of basil and garlic gives this dish a lighter note.

Creamy Pesto Penne with Sausage

Rating: 5 stars 9
Quick weeknight dinner. Ready in 15 minutes!

Linguini with Roasted Broccoli Pesto

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
This pasta was an effort to use up the rest of the veggies on hand, and turned out to be kind of amazing. Roasting the veggies in the oven makes all the difference for the pesto.

Pesto Shrimp Pasta

Rating: 4.5 stars 23
This is a great dish for company!

Instant Pot® Vegan Spaghetti Squash with Pesto

Rating: 4 stars 1
A quick and easy vegan main dish made in just minutes in your Instant Pot®. This recipe is so versatile that it works for any gluten-free, dairy-free, Whole30® or paleo diet.

Pesto Pasta with Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 1069
Easy and delicious pasta with chicken. Serve with crusty bread and salad for a quick dinner. Use as much or as little pesto sauce as you like. Using homemade pesto will taste even better, but it adds to prep time. Enjoy!
By Kristin

Pesto Pasta Caprese Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 191
The traditional Caprese salad is modified to pasta form. The mozzarella used is a fresh mozzarella, if you use the brick style, it will not be the same. If you can't find the pearlini mozzarella, use the cieglini and cut it in half. Regular rotini pasta can be used but the cooking time will be different.

Pesto Chicken Florentine

Rating: 4.5 stars 1869
Extremely rich combination of chicken, spinach and creamy pesto sauce. Serve with crunchy bread and romaine salad--it's the best!

Pasta with Pesto and Scallops

Rating: 4.5 stars 129
A light and satisfying dish for those who enjoy a change from heavy sauces. For variety try using linguini noodles.
By Nancy and Terry

Inspiration and Ideas

Creamy Pesto Shrimp
Rating: Unrated 1447
Use your homemade pesto to make this delicious cream sauce. Toss in shrimp or crabmeat, and serve over hot linguine.
Teena's Spicy Pesto Chicken and Pasta
Rating: Unrated 479
"This dish is AWESOME! One of our favorites!" – juliesteenebrgen
Pesto Pasta
Rating: 4.5 stars 204

For a simple, savory dish cook chopped onions in olive oil and ready-made pesto. Toss with hot pasta and grated Parmesan cheese, then serve up hot or cold. Either way it's deliciously easy!