Pesto Pasta featuring Skinner Pasta

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// This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Skinner® pasta. //

Raise your hand if you love pasta? MEEEEEEE!!!! I do! I freaking ADORE pasta and all its variations. Not only is it delicious and filling but it's the perfect meal to share with your friends. You can make it as fancy or as simple as y'all like and it's still super affordable. That was made abundantly clear to me this past August 6th on National Friendship Day. I wanted to make something special for the people in my life and decided that since Skinner is Texas's #1 pasta and basically OWNS National Friendship Day, that they would be the ideal foundation for a favorite dish of mine to share. And you lucky dogs get to enjoy a little of the friendship, too! Because today, I'm sharing my recipe for a simple Pesto Pasta featuring Skinner® pasta. Now go and whip it up so that you can share some with your bestie!

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Just like pasta – every friendship is unique and this recipe is perfect for tweaking and making it your own. Add chicken or zucchini. Reduce the amount of pesto or swap out basil pesto for spinach pesto. Instead of sautéed tomatoes, roast yours under the broiler. Whatever you and your friends love – DO IT. This is a recipe meant to reflect your tastes and favorites. I love to alter this for whichever friend I'm making it for – whether they be vegetarian or meat lovers, tomato fans or squash fanatics. I can adapt this to their preference with ease. I love to use Skinner pasta for this recipe because of its great taste, ease of cooking, and affordability – making it perfect for a get-together with my friends.

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Pesto Pasta

I tasty meatless meal for busy weeknights.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 package Skinner pasta
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • 1 pint tomatoes
  • 1 cup basil pesto
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1 pinch freshly ground black pepper


  1. Boil water and cook pasta to al dente per package instructions. Meanwhile, cut tomatoes into bite-sized pieces.

  2. Heat a skillet to medium high heat and add olive oil.

  3. Drain cooked pasta and reserve 2/3 cup of pasta water.

  4. Add pesto and as much pasta water as you desire (I start with half and add more if necessary) to the skillet with the tomatoes. Stir and cook for 1-2 minutes.

  5. Turn off heat and add pasta to the skillet. Stir the pasta into the sauce and allow the residual heat to gently cook it all together (roughly 1 minute). Enjoy!

Loving it? Wanna make it? Well, Skinner is making it even easier to whip up this dish by partnering with Instacart to provide FREE grocery delivery for customers in Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Dallas! WHAT?!?! That's right, all you have to do is purchase one (1) package of Skinner pasta and you will be eligible for free grocery delivery. And guess what? Any customers who don’t qualify for free delivery (e.g. Instacart Express Customers or first-time customers) will still receive $5 off their order! Delivery must be $35 or more to quality for free delivery or $5 off.

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Oh, andplusalso right now, you can also enter to win a Texas-sized getaway with your bestie! Visit to enter for your chance to win a three-night stay for you and a friend at the Marriott Marquis Houston including airfare and $500 spending money to enjoy the city’s sites, restaurants and attractions. Other prizes include a membership to + $500 OR free pasta for a year for you and a friend. The sweepstakes kicks off on National Friendship Day (8/6/17) at 12:01 a.m. CDT; ends 9/6/17 at 11:59:59 p.m. CDT. Visit to enter and see official rules.

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// This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Skinner® pasta. //