Linguine With Pesto Genovese


Sarah Proctor ©
Credit: Barilla Pasta

Many Italian recipes are beautifully simple yet full of flavour, and this is one of them. Potatoes and pasta? Trust us, it works!

Preparation Time: 15min
Cooking Time: 12min
Serves: 4

  1. Peel the potatoes and cut them into 1cm cubes.
  2. Wash and clean the French beans and cut them into 3 cm strips.
  3. Bring water to boil adding seven grams of salt for each litre of water. Boil the Linguine for 8 minutes.
  4. Around 4-5min before draining the pasta, add the green beans and the potatoes into the pasta pot, so that they cook together.
  5. Drain the pasta and vegetables, reserving a little of the pasta water.
  6. Put the Linguine in a bowl and toss with the pesto off the heat, adding a little of the cooking water to keep the pasta fluid and uniform.
  7. Mix well to coat pasta evenly and serve.
  • Barilla Pesto Alla Genovese – 190g, made from basilico, cashews and Pecorino Romano DOP cheese. 
  • Barilla Pesto Rosso – 200g, made from Italian tomatoes, basil and olive oil. Both sauces are preservative-free.

RRP: £2.60, available from Ocado,Co-Op and Amazon as well as smaller retailers.

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