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


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

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

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

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

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

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

  7. I love this pesto spaghetti, yum.

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

  9. Spaghetti.... Yumm love those flavors

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

  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.

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

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

  14. Spaghetti is tempting & yum.

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

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


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