Pesto Macaroni

A creamy macaroni preparation that is flavourful and filling too. The combination of basil and walnut rich pesto sauce with milk and cream gives the Pesto Macaroni a deep and intense texture that pampers the palate. The use of capsicum imparts a pleasant crunch to the recipe, while the herbs and chilli flakes give it an appealing aroma and flavour.

Pesto Macaroni

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Pesto Macaroni recipe - How to make Pesto Macaroni

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1 recipe pesto sauce
3 cups cooked macaroni
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp finely chopped garlic (lehsun)
1 cup capsicum (red , yellow and green) cubes
1/2 cup fresh cream
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika)
1 tsp dried oregano
salt to taste

For The Garnish
2 tbsp grated processed cheese

For Serving
garlic bread

  1. Heat the olive oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the garlic and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
  2. Add the capsicum and sauté on a medium flame for another 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Add the pesto sauce, fresh cream, milk, chilli flakes, oregano and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  4. Add the macaroni, toss well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  5. Garnish with cheese and serve immediately with garlic bread.


Pesto Macaroni
 on 22 Aug 21 11:19 AM

this is one of the best pesto pasta recipe we have had. Thanks for sharing
Tarla Dalal
23 Aug 21 03:36 PM
   Thanks so much for trying our recipe, it means a lot to us. Keep trying more recipes and sharing your feedback with us.
Pesto Macaroni
 on 26 Jun 21 11:18 PM

Pesto is my new love. Everyday I cook I add something more to my knowledge. Thank you Tarlaji.
Tarla Dalal
01 Jul 21 10:37 PM
   Thanks for the feedback !!! Keep reviewing recipes and articles you loved.
Pesto Macaroni
 on 22 Sep 14 01:55 PM

Wow! It tastes so awesome. The basil-walnut sauce gives a refreshing taste to the pasta. Not White.. Not Red.. It's green!