Friday, March 29, 2013

Shell Pasta in Spinach Pesto Sauce

 Pasta is the integral part of the Italian cuisine. Like wise pesto is the common accompaniment.

Pasta is a staple food of the Italian cuisine with the first reference dating to 1154 in sicily. Pasta is made from an unleavened dough of durum wheat flour mixed with water and formed into sheets or various shapes , then cooked and served in any number of dishes. There are two broad categories of pasta , fresh ( pasta fresco ) and dry ( pasta secca ). Eggs are used in fresh pasta instead of water.
 Common forms of pasta include long shapes , short shapes , tubes , flat , sheets , miniature soup shapes , stuffed or filled and decorative shapes.
 Pasta is mostly served along with sauce. Pasta sauce gives taste and colour to the pasta.
  Simple sauce like pesto are ideal for long and thin stranded pasta while tomato pasta combines well with thick pasta.

 In northen Italy white sauce is commonly used while in southern Italy tomato sauce is used.
 I had already posted about my version of the spinach pesto , I used the same recipe in this pasta preparation. This was a delicious and best recipe for lunchbox.

Requirements :
Boiled pasta – 2 cup
Spinach pesto – 1 cup
Cherry Tomato - 1
Oil – 1 tbs
Cottage cheese
Milk – 4 tbs
Method :
Boil the pasta with the double the water and oil for 5 minutes. Drain the water and wash in running tap water.
Heat oil in a pan , Add the chopped cherry tomato and saute for a minute.
 Now , Add the pesto and sauté for five minutes.
Add the milk and mix well.
Add in the pasta and stir well.

Cook in medium flame and stir in between for five minutes.
Take off from the flame .

Sprinkle the crumbled cottage cheese and serve.
Pasta in spinach pesto sauce is ready to serve.

Check out my cold pasta salad .

hudson event @ Cooking with SJ


  1. Yummy yummy... Must be very tasty n healthy.

  2. Very colourful and healthy pasta, love that green pesto.

  3. wow yummy green pesto pasta .. tempting me :)

  4. green pasta.. looks interesting..thanks for stopping by my space...following you too

  5. lovely da...i think a less sauce will make pasta bit more white right?

  6. Hi,

    Thanks for linking this to ONLY event.


  7. delicious pasta in spinach sauce dear...