Easy Pasta Pesto Recipe

Easy Pasta Pesto Recipe
Easy Pasta Pesto Recipe great for a weeknight dinner!

I’m terrible about planning dinner ahead of time. Even in the morning I struggle to pull something out of the freezer so that it will be thawed by dinner time. Today I am going to share with you one of my many last-minute pull together meals, Pasta Pesto with Italian sausage. This recipe literally came together by random things I had in the fridge and pantry as well as what I could thaw fast from the freezer! Amazingly enough it has become one of our favorite dishes!



What you’ll need:

1 box of noodles (Rotini or Farfalle work well but any type will work)
1 jar of pesto sauce (I use Classico)
1 tube of Italian sausage (Bob Evans is our go to)
1 – 2 cups cherry tomatoes (any small sweet tomatoes you have will work)
1 block parmesan cheese (if I’m running short on time I will use pre-shredded)

  • Cook noodles according to package.
  • Brown Italian sausage.
  • Shred parmesan
  • Quarter cherry tomatoes.
  • Add about 1 cup of parmesan cheese to the warm noodles and allow to melt.
  • Mix the pesto and Italian sausage together first and then add to the noodles.
  • Add in the quartered cherry tomatoes and toss lightly. Place in a serving dish and enjoy!

I like to serve with a sprinkle of parmesan on the top as well. You can never have too much cheese:)

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Easy Pasta Pesto Recipe
Easy Pasta Pesto Recipe

I have also done this with sun-dried tomatoes, peppers, and even stewed tomatoes. Your fridge and pantry is your limit!

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