Peppers and Onions Pesto Pasta

Another recipe for pesto sauce pasta. This time I added bell pepper and onions to it. Bell pepper enhanced the flavor and it was completely tasty.

Also try: Pasta with Pesto Sauce or Pesto Pasta with Grape Tomatoes.

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Italian

Time: Preparation – 5 mins, Cooking – 20 mins, Total – 25 mins

Servings: 2


  1. Shell Pasta – 1 cup (you can use any other shape as well)
  2. Pesto Sauce – 2 tbsp (recipe here)
  3. Onion – 1 medium (julienned)
  4. Red Bell Pepper – 1/2 cup (julienned)
  5. Red Chilli Flakes – 1/2 tsp or as desired
  6. Ground Black Pepper – 1/3 tsp or as desired
  7. Oil – 2 tbsp
  8. Water – to cook pasta
  9. Salt to taste.

PS: 1 Cup = 250 ML

How to make Peppers and Onions Pesto Pasta:

  1. Cook pasta as per instructions on pack
  2. Take a small bowl. Add pesto sauce and 2 tbsp of pasta cooking water. Mix well. This will help in diluting the sauce. Keep aside
  3. While pasta is cooking, heat a pan and add oil.
  4. Add onions. Saute till translucent
  5. Add red bell peppers. Cook till tender
  6. Add red chilli flakes, ground black pepper and salt. Saute
  7. Add diluted pesto sauce. Mix
  8. Strain pasta and add it to the pan. Mix till pasta is coated in the sauce. You can also add more pesto sauce at this step if desired
  9. Your Peppers and Onions Pesto Pasta is ready.

12 Comments Add yours

  1. mistimaan says:

    Nice recipe

    Liked by 1 person

  2. PS says:

    Great Recipe!! The green color from pesto and Red from Pepper do all the work, makes this dish irresistible…

    Liked by 2 people

    1. True. I agree 🙂🙂 thank you ❤️❤️

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Jyoti Rao :) says:

    I love Pesto pasta any time. ❤ This looks delicious.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Same here. Thank you 🙂❤️

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Great recipe. I’ll be making this tonight. A great way to use my fresh basil! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you!!! Yeah.. it tastes different from the regular basil pasta. I hope you enjoy it too 🙂🙂


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