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Sale Recipe: Pasta al Pesto

Sale Recipe: Pasta al Pesto
  • coursePrimo piatto
  • difficultyEasy
  • preparation time30 minutes

At Eataly, we encourage you to cook at home. Donning the apron need not take hours, though – especially with this simple, quality recipe for pesto pasta.

In Ligurian dialect, pestâ means “crush.” Pesto, originating in Liguria's port city Genova, is typically comprised of freshly-crushed basil, extra virgin olive oil, pine nuts, sea salt, and garlic. The versatile sauce pairs well with a variety of pasta, from fellow Ligurian trofie (twisted spiral-shaped pasta) to linguine (long flat strands named for the "little tongues" that they resemble).

This week only, you can pick up the main ingredients for this flavorful pasta for under $11 during our pop-up sale.* Enjoy 30% off all Niasca Portofino products through January 21. Keep the party going with up to 60% off 200 more high-quality products through February 4!

Pasta al Pesto (Pesto Pasta)
Recipe courtesy of Eataly

Yield: 4 servings

1 (17.6-ounce package) pasta, such as linguine by Rigorosa ($4.80 $2 at Eataly)*
1 (7.1-ounce jar) pesto, such as Ligurian Pesto by Niasca Portofino ($8.80 $8.96 at Eataly)*
Extra virgin olive oil, to taste
Sea salt, to taste

Bring 6 quarts of water to a boil, and add enough salt to make it as salty as the sea.

Meanwhile, place the pesto in a sauté pan, and place over medium heat. Toss to combine, and add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

Cook the pasta in the boiling water until almost al dente, and drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking water.

Add the pasta to the pesto in the sauté pan and place over medium heat. Cook for 1-2 more minutes, tossing to combine, and add a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil. If needed, add a small amount of the pasta cooking water to thin the pesto.

When the pasta is completely with the warmed pesto, place the dish into a warmed serving dish, and serve.

Buon appetito!


*Niasca Portofino products are 30% off through January 21. Month-long sales run through February 4. Sales may vary between online and brick-and-mortar stores; see details here. There will be no sales at Eataly L.A. this time; we only just opened, after all!