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Pasta with Pesto and Roasted Vegetables

February 20, 2010

Pasta with Pesto and Roasted Vegetables has long been a family favorite. The Seattle Times published the recipe years ago and reported that the idea came from The Pink Door restaurant in Seattle.

I have never made homemade pesto; the recipe would undoubtedly be infinitely better if I did. I use Cibo Naturals Classic Basil Pesto; it’s quite good and makes this recipe “quick and easy”.

I used Russian Banana Fingerling potatoes last night, but you can use any small new potato. I cut each potato into 2 or 3 pieces. (You can also use larger red or Yukon Gold potatoes; just cut them in small pieces.)

Pasta with Pesto and Roasted Vegetables

(printable recipe)

(Serves 4)


10 oz. small new potatoes, cut in small pieces

¼ pound green beans cut in 1-inch pieces

2 tablespoons olive oil



8 oz. (about 3 cups)  pasta (I chose farfalle)

½ cup pesto


1. Heat the oven to 400˚.

2. Put the potatoes and olive oil in a baking dish and toss to coat the potatoes well. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and roast for 15 minutes.

3. Add the green beans to the potatoes. Stir them all together and roast for about 20 minutes more.

4.  About 10 minutes before the potatoes and beans are done, cook the pasta.

5. Combine the roasted vegetables, pasta and pesto. Add salt and pepper to taste.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Laura permalink
    February 20, 2010 8:49 am

    This is *indeed* a family favorite. Yum!

    I made some homemade pesto the other day, because I had a bunch of fresh basil from spud. Turns out that 1 bunch of basil does NOT make much pesto. I have a tiny tiny tupperware amount that I’ve been dipping crackers in. Tasty, but eh…

  2. February 20, 2010 9:14 am

    Yeah, I think that’s why I haven’t made it. I knew that you would need a garden-full of basil to make it worthwhile. And I haven’t had much luck growing it. I bet your pesto is yummy, though!

  3. Byron permalink
    March 20, 2010 8:25 am

    Laura made us this pasta for dinner the other night. It was deeeelish!

  4. March 20, 2010 8:37 am

    Did Laura use homemade pesto?

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