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Easy Walnut Pesto Pasta with Blistered Tomatoes

Easy Walnut Pesto Pasta with Blistered Tomatoes

Easy Walnut Pesto Pasta with Blistered Tomatoes comes together in twenty minutes and is packed with flavour and wonderful nutrients for your family!
Course Side Dish
Keyword walnut pesto pasta with tomatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 persons
Calories 369 kcal
Author Robyn Gleason

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound of spiral pasta
  • 3 tbsp walnut pesto or regular jarred pesto
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, some halved, leave smaller ones whole
  • pinch of red pepper
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced (or just 1 clove if you’re planning on some kissing!)
  • 1 package of baby kale
  • a handful of fresh basil, chopped
  • 1/4 Parmesan or Pecorino cheese

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to directions, reserve 1/2 cup pasta water and drain. Place noodles in bowl.

  2. Make pesto according to directions.

  3. In a large skillet heat one tablespoon of olive oil.over medium-high heat, add the tomatoes, red pepper flakes and garlic and cook until tomatoes are blistered; 5-7 minutes. (Alternatively, you can roast the tomatoes for 5-10 minutes under 350 F)

  4. Add pesto to pasta and mix until well coated. Add pasta to tomatoes with kale, half the basil and pasta water and stir until warmed through and water is evaporated.

  5. While pasta is warming, cook your 4 eggs sunny side up.

  6. Serve immediately, topping each dish with one egg, chopped basil and parmesan cheese.