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Creamy pesto pasta recipe with roasted tomatoes – This creamy pesto pasta recipe is a quick and easy vegetarian dinner, not only for pasta lovers but for everyone! Al dente pasta is tossed in a creamy pesto sauce, sautéed onion, and roasted tomatoes for maximum flavor. We guarantee this easy creamy pesto pasta recipe will become a weeknight staple. Enjoy!

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Ingredients list for the creamy pesto pasta recipe

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Creamy pesto pasta recipe

This creamy pesto pasta with tomatoes tastes like a fancy restaurant but is easy enough to make at home and most of the ingredients in this recipe are pantry staples.Tender pasta is tossed in rich and flavorful creamy pesto sauce with juicy roasted tomatoes. You’ll love the herby, garlicky goodness of this simple pasta dish. Plus, creamy pesto pasta makes great leftovers the next day because the chunky sauce has the time to infuse the pasta!

How to make the creamy pesto pasta with toasted tomatoes

This creamy pesto pasta recipe is very easy: Toss grape tomatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper and roast in a hot oven for about 20 minutes. In the meantime, cook pasta al dente. In a large skillet or pan, cook onion. Combine pesto and cream in a bowl. Then add everything to the pan with onions: tomatoes, drained pasta, creamy pesto and seasoning. Simmer for a couple of minutes to coat the pasta, then serve the creamy pesto pasta immediately!

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Directions

1. To make the pesto pasta: Preheat your oven to 400ºF (200ºC). In a rimmed baking sheet, toss cherry tomatoes with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread the grape tomatoes in one layer. Roast the tomatoes for about 20 minutes, until blistered, while you prepare the pasta.

2. Bring a pot of water to boil. Cook pasta according to package instructions. and drain.

3. In a large pan, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil and cook onion, until slightly caramelized. About 5 minutes.

4. In the meantime, combine cream and pesto in a bowl.

5. Add cooked and drained pasta, creamy basil pesto, parmesan, and roasted tomatoes to the same pan that you used to cook the onion. Stir gently and bring to simmer to coat the pasta with sauce.

6. Season with extra salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes, if desired. Serve the creamy pesto pasta with roasted tomatoes immediately. Enjoy! ❤️

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Tip for the creamy pesto pasta recipe

Here are a few tips to make this creamy pesto pasta even better:

  • Select a pasta shape that holds the sauce well such as bow-tie (farfalle), penne, or fusilli
  • Make your own basil pesto if you have extra time! Homemade pesto is easy and quick to make and can be easily stored for future meals.
  • This pesto pasta recipe is rich and creamy If you want to make it more substantial, throw in some grilled chicken, shrimp, or mushrooms to change it up!
  • If you have more time available, combine cream and pesto straight into the pan with onion, and simmer on low before adding tomatoes and pasta.
  • Be creative with toppings! Toasted pine nuts will add extra flavor and texture to this easy pasta recipe. 

How to keep the creamy pasta leftovers

You can keep the pesto pasta leftovers for 3 days in an airtight container in your refrigerator. Reheat on medium-low in a covered saucepan with a few drops of water to loosen the sauce.

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