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 3cm strips.
  3. Bring water to boil adding seven grams of salt for each litre of water. Boil the Linguine for 8min.
  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.

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