20-Minute Easy Pasta Alfredo Pesto ( Gluten-Free )

This pasta alfredo pesto screams delicious and it is easy enough to throw together for any occasion. Just mix the pasta with Alfredo pesto sauce, and garnish it with shredded mozzarella, and you’ll have a decadent dish ready for the serving.

I’m always down for Alfredo pasta, but what happens when you top it with refreshing pistachio basil pesto? I’ll tell you.

You get a rich and hearty weeknight dinner that your whole family can’t get enough of.

This pesto pasta alfredo contains vitamin B-rich pistachios, cool basil leaves, aromatic garlic, delicate mozzarella cheese, and creamy milk.

Thus, making it a healthy and nutritious meal without sacrificing any flavor.

Plus, it is gluten-free too, so bring Italy to your dinner table for an easy and quick meal.

Tools You’ll Need

  • Skillet: To make the recipe in.
  • Pot: You can choose to boil the pasta and make the sauce in the same utensil for convenience and a mess-free kitchen
  • Spatula: To saute and stir
  • Strainer: To sieve out the water from the pasta.

Ingredients in This Pesto Alfredo Pasta Recipe

Gluten-free Pasta: It is up to you what type of pasta to go for. Normally, I add penne because of its nice texture and good sauce-holding properties. You can also choose fettuccine, spaghetti, macaroni, or rigatoni too.

Pesto Alfredo Sauce: It is an amazing fusion recipe that has an extravagant flavor, and is easy to whip up. Check out the recipe here. Keep in mind to replace the refined flour with corn flour when making the Alfredo sauce for a gluten-free dish.

Mozzarella Cheese: You can add parmesan for a more authentic dish.

Oil

Salt & pepper

How to Make Pasta Alfredo Pesto

Whip up the pesto and alfredo sauce:

See the recipe here, and make a delicious creamy sauce.

Prepare the pasta:

Boil some water in a pot, add oil and salt to it, and soak the pasta in for 8-10 minutes till al dante.

Reserve some pasta water, and sieve out the rest. Sprinkle black pepper powder on top of the pasta for extra flavor.

Muddle pasta and sauce together:

Now, toss the pasta with the sauce till the pasta gets nicely drenched in it.

Final touches:

Sprinkle some shredded mozzarella, and even add chopped parsley or basil on top.

Your pasta alfredo pesto is ready to be served.

Tips & Variations

Additions: Add some roasted veggies, and/or grilled meat to the pasta for a proper filling meal.

Drizzle oil on pasta after boiling: In order to avoid pasta from sticking together after boiling, drizzle some oil on it and mix them well.

Serving Options

Entree: This pasta is a great dish to have for dinner if you’re having busy weeknights. All the family members will enjoy it, and you can even add more veggies or protein to make it wholesome and healthier.

Appetizer: For a carb-loaded snack, pair the pasta with a couple of slices of garlic bread for the ultimate snack at a party before the mains come in.

Side Dishes: From salads and soups to roasted veggies and grilled meat this pasta dish goes well with anything.

FAQs

Can I use store-bought Pesto and Alfredo sauces?

Yes absolutely, if you’re short on time, you can definitely buy pestos and Alfredo sauces from a convenience store.

What type of pasta is the best for this Pesto Pasta Alfredo recipe?

You want pasta that has a firm texture, and a shape that holds the sauce well. Pasta like penne, fettuccine, farfalle, and rigatoni are the ideal ones that meet those requirements.

How to Store

In the fridge: You can store the pasta in the refrigerator for 3-5 days by placing it in an air-tight container.

In the freezer: As for storing the pasta in the freezer, consume it within 2 months before the flavor spoils.

Thawing: Defrost the pasta at room temperature, then heat it in a skillet. Add hot water if the pasta is too thick.

Store the pasta and sauce separately: The best way to store this dish is to store them independently. This way, their life extends, and they remain fresh for a longer time.

Why You’ll Love This Alfredo Pesto Pasta

  • It is a healthy and delicious dish full of B vitamins and minerals like potassium, calcium, and magnesium.
  • This recipe requires less than 30 minutes to be made.
  • You can easily customize the recipe according to your liking.
  • You don’t need a ton of ingredients, and most important of all, they can be found in a nearby convenience store.

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20-Minute Easy Pasta Alfredo Pesto ( Gluten-Free )

This pasta alfredo pesto screams delicious and it is easy enough to throw together for any occasion. Just mix the pasta with Alfredo pesto sauce (link), and garnish it with shredded mozzarella, and you'll have a decadent dish ready for the serving.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Skillet
  • Pot
  • Spatula
  • Strainer

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cup Pesto and Alfredo Sauce
  • 250 gms Pasta
  • Water for boiling
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Black Pepper Powder a pinch
  • 3 tbsp Mozzarella Cheese

Instructions
 

  • See the recipe and make a delicious creamy sauce.
  • Boil some water in a pot, add oil and salt to it, and soak the pasta in for 8-10 minutes till al dante.
  • Reserve some pasta water, and sieve out the rest. Sprinkle black pepper powder on top of the pasta for extra flavor.
  • Now, toss the pasta with the sauce till the pasta gets nicely drenched in it.
  • Sprinkle some shredded mozzarella, and even add chopped parsley or basil on top.
  • Your pasta alfredo pesto is ready to be served.

Notes

  • Additions: Add some roasted veggies, and/or grilled meat to the pasta for a proper filling meal.
  • Drizzle oil on pasta after boiling: In order to avoid pasta from sticking together after boiling, drizzle some oil on it and mix them well.
 
How to store:
In the fridge: You can store the pasta in the refrigerator for 3-5 days by placing it in an air-tight container.
In the freezer: As for storing the pasta in the freezer, consume it within 2 months before the flavor spoils.
Thawing: Defrost the pasta at room temperature, then heat it in a skillet. Add hot water if the pasta is too thick.
Store the pasta and sauce separately: The best way to store this dish is to store them independently. This way, their life extends, and they remain fresh for a longer time.
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