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pesto pasta recipe

Easy 4 Ingredient Pesto Pasta

An incredibly quick and easy pesto pasta recipe for even the busiest of cooks.
5 from 3 votes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 person
Calories: 441kcal
Author: Lauren


  • 1 cup pasta cooked
  • 1 tablespoon Boursin cheese or cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoon pesto homemade preferred
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese freshly grated


  • Cook your pasta per package instructions as per your preference. I like a slightly al dente noodle. Drain pasta and set aside.
  • Off the heat, combine drained noodles, Boursin cheese and pesto in the pot used to boil the noodles. If the Boursin isn't melting, you can return the pot to the stove for a minute at a time. Try to avoid cooking the pesto - just keep it warm enough to heat through.
  • Top with freshly grated Parmesan cheese. This meal can be bulked up with a serving of grilled chicken or seafood but is more than fine alone.


The best sides for this dish are either a light side salad or roasted/steamed veggies. My personal favourites are asparagus, peas or green beans.


Calories: 441kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 594mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1060IU | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 2mg
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