December 3, 2014

Pesto Spaghetti | Kid Friendly Meals | How to make Pesto Spaghetti

Spaghetti for dinner was always on my to-do list, but thanks to Blogging marathon,I finally made it last week and loved it..This week would showcase 3 different varieties of pizza and pasta . All these go to Mir's event too, who is hosting Valli's kids delight under the same theme.

To kick off, I made a simple but utterly delicious coriander garlic pesto spaghetti that went wonderfully well with warm broccoli soup and pull apart rolls.. All in all a weekend winner and happy faces to boot. It was amusing to see my lil one too trying to slurp up the long spaghetti strands into her mouth, all by herself . It's another matter that half of them ended on the floor rather in the mouth, but that's part of growing up isn't it ?

However the husband and elder kiddo loved it a LOT and although am my biggest critic, I saw myself polishing it off. I have added extra veggies like broccoli and boiled cauliflower and peas to up the fibre content,  however just the homemade pesto sauce is a winner to add in.

You can make it even with farfalle or any pasta, but I made it with wholewheat spaghetti.I was also super glad to make homemade pesto . Recipe for the homemade coriander garlic pesto here .



Now let's get to the spaghetti:

Prep time : 20 mins, cook time : 15 mins,  serves : 4

Pasta Ingredients:
  • Spaghetti - 150 gms
  • Olive oil - 2 tbsp
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Red chilli flakes - 1/3 tsp
  • Basil powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Dried Oregano -a big pinch
  • Garlic -1/2 tsp
  • Blanched veggies -1/2 cup (optional)
  • Coriander garlic Pesto Sauce - 4 tbsp



Method :

  1. Cook spaghetti according to pack instructions. Once done, Drain in a colander n run an oiled spoon through it to separate the strands
  2.  In a pan heat oil. Sauté garlic n red chilli flakes. Add pesto n sauté for 2 mins. Add the blanched veggies, other spices like basil n oregano. Sauté for a min.
  3. Now add the cooked spaghetti and toss. Check for salt and spices adding extra salt only if required.
  4.  Serve immediately with warm bread and / or soup



18 comments:

  1. pesto pasta is so handy and quick to do.... love its fresh flavor and versatility!!

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  2. Omg..this pesto pasta tempts me a lot..drooling..

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  3. Looks delicious and tempting...surely Kalyani you could call it adult friendly too.

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  4. A nice variation to the regular spaghetti preparations. It feels so nice when everyone enjoys our innovative recipes, right?

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  5. Nice version of spaghetti with pesto :) making me hungry now !!

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  6. Coriander and garlic - that's one flavorful pasta.

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  7. I love this pesto spaghetti, yum.

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  8. fab spaghetti recipe and dont forget to link it up to kid's delight which I'm hosting

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  9. Spaghetti.... Yumm love those flavors

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  10. I can have a plate of this spaghetti, inviting.

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  11. Yumm, yumm!! Pesto pasta is my kid's favorite too. I can imagine how cute it must have looked when your LO slurped in the pasta -- adorable.

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  12. That is a yummy dish. Do not know why i have never cooked this as yet. Trying this for this bm

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  13. The spaghetti looks amazing Kalyani..very nicely presented..I have been wanting to make spaghetti myself for the longest time..

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  14. Spaghetti is tempting & yum.

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  15. SO delightful! I can taste the cilantro literally and I love it :)

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  16. Coriander pesto should be handy when one can't get basil...love spaghetti with pesto. Good one Kalyani.

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Kalyani

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