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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!
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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: 369kcal


  • 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


  • Cook pasta according to directions, reserve 1/2 cup pasta water and drain. Place noodles in bowl.
  • Make pesto according to directions.
  • 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)
  • 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.
  • While pasta is warming, cook your 4 eggs sunny side up.
  • Serve immediately, topping each dish with one egg, chopped basil and parmesan cheese.


Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 257mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 805IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 0.9mg