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Pesto Pasta featuring Skinner Pasta

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!