Spaghetti Pesto alla genovese, Recipe with Chef Tips

pasta-pesto-genovese with crunchy herbs and caramelized tomato
Recipe image Recipe for pasta with pesto, spaghetti Pesto alla genovese Post image for the recipe for pasta with basil sauce.

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Here I show you my recipe Pasta with Pesto, spaghetti pesto alla genovese, because a good pasta always goes! Whether it’s lunchtime or evening, pasta with basil pesto tastes great at any time of the day. I know the original spaghetti pesto alla genovese from Italy, served with basil pesto, boiled green beans and potato cubes. Please don’t forget the finely grated Parmesan or Pecorino! So that you can inspire your guests with something new, I’ll add a little more… please try fresh and crispy fried basil crisps as topping on the pasta. WOW – That bangs on the palate ­čÖé This pasta tastes hot as a great pasta dish and cold as a pasta salad. Are you discovering a new favourite recipe? Make everyone happy today and just cook delicious noodles. Good luck and a good appetite!

1. How to prepare easy Pasta with Pesto yourself

You can prepare a basil sauce for this dish yourself or use a purchased one. You can find my recipe for pesto elsewhere. I’ll tell you a secret: In every German city there is an Italian speciality shop, where the pesto tastes best, recognizable by its green colour. Boiled basil pesto is always grey and only comes to my table in an emergency. During the ramson season you can prepare these noodles with wild garlic pesto.
Good basil pesto is wonderfully fresh green, not gray!

2. Pasta with Pesto Genovese and Tomatoes

I always combine my spaghetti with basil pesto with caramelized tomatoes so that my dish is colourful and not just a green pasta on the plate. The spaghetti is accompanied by green beans and potato cubes.
ingredient spaghetti pesto genovese
Basil, tomatoes, potatoes and beans are needed for my Spaghetti alla Pesto genovese Foodbild ┬ęThomas Sixt Foodfotograf First marinate the tomatoes in a bowl with some olive oil, salt, pepper and sugar and put into the oven. Stage hot air at 220┬░C and 20 minutes is ideal.
caramelized tomatoes for pasta with pesto, the red tomatoes bring color on the plate and the taste is great
Caramelized cocktail tomatoes taste delicious with noodles with pesto. The preparation effort is low, the taste and appearance of the tomatoes are a real force! Foodbild ┬ęThomas Sixt Foodfotograf

3. What goes with Pesto Genovese?

In Italy, the pasta is supplemented with basil pesto, green beans and potato cubes. I cut the potatoes into fine cubes, clean the beans and cut them into bite-sized pieces. I blanch the beans and the potatoes one after the other in boiling salted water.
Bite cooked blanched potato cubes and green beans, prepared for spaghetti alla pesto genovese. Foodbild ┬ęThomas Sixt Foodfotograf As a special kick, I like to add crispy fried basil leaves to the served pasta. I fry the basil leaves briefly in hot sunflower oil. Then I put the basil leaves quickly on a kitchen paper to drain them. Please season the crispy basil leaves immediately with a little salt and make ready.
deep-fried-crispy basil for great spaghetti pesto genovese
Crispy fried basil leaves are the highlight topping for your tomato soup. Briefly fry the basil leaves in hot vegetable fat until crispy and temporarily store on a plate with kitchen paper. Please be sure to season with salt right after the free swimmer in the fat!
Crispy basil leaves are delicious with pasta. Please always prepare fresh and use on the same day! Foodbild ┬ę Foodfotograf Thomas Sixt I mix the prepared beans and potato cubes with some basil pesto, so that the vegetables get the right taste. Now I cook the spaghetti and grate some Parmesan in the meantime.
beans-potatoes-with-pesto for spaghett pasta genovese original style
It goes well with pasta with pesto: beans and potatoes. Drain the al dente cooked spaghetti well, then add to the vegetables in the pan and mix quickly with a good portion of pesto. I add some tomatoes and the stock from the tomatoes, which adds flavour and refreshes the dish.
noodles - spaghetti with basil sauce in a pan
Pasta with basil pesto, potatoes, beans and tomatoes. Delicious, delicious! Foodbild Foodfotograf ┬ęThomas Sixt
pasta-spaghetti genovese-in-a-pan
Spaghetti with beans, potatoes, braised tomatoes and pesto in the pan.
Mix the noodles in a large bowl or in a wok, so it’s easier to mix them! Foodbild Foodfotograf ┬ęThomas Sixt Now arrange the pasta with pasta and vegetables quickly on hot plates and decorate with parmesan and basil leaves as well as tomatoes. Enjoy it!
Served pasta al
Basil noodles tasty and colorful served with tomatoes, basil and vegetables. Foodbild Foodfotograf ┬ęThomas Sixt  
pasta with basil pesto tomatoes
This delicious and colourful pasta delights the heart!

4. Recipe Pasta with Pesto, Spaghetti Pesto alla genovese

Pasta with Pesto, Spaghetti Pesto alla genovese, Rezept mit vielen Tipps

Original recipe for pasta with basil pesto, classically prepared as spaghetti with pesto alla genovese.

Servings 4 Portions
Calories 626
Total Time 45 Min.
Pasta with pesto I show you in this recipes contribution as a step by step guide. Original spaghetti alla pesto genovese prepare and enjoy. Recipe with many tips and tricks.

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pasta-pesto-genovese with crunchy herbs and caramelized tomato
Recipe image Recipe for pasta with pesto, spaghetti Pesto alla genovese Post image for the recipe for pasta with basil sauce.


Preparation Time

20 Min.

Cook Time

25 Min.


15 pc cocktail tomatoes
1 tbs oliv oil
3 pinch Salt
3 pinch Pepper
2 pinch brown cane sugar
2 pc potato big
150 g fine green beans
10 leaves basil fresh
100 ml sun flower oil
100 g basil pesto
80 g parmesan
300 g spaghetti


Wash and dry the cocktail tomatoes and season with olive oil, salt, pepper and sugar in a fireproof dish or bowl. Caramelise the tomatoes in the oven at 220┬░C hot air for 20 minutes.

Fry the basil leaves in the hot sunflower oil until crispy, place on a plate with kitchen paper and season with salt.

Peel the potatoes and cut them into 1 cm cubes. Blanch until al dente in boiling salted water. Clean the beans and cut them into bite-sized pieces, blanch in boiling salted water and prepare with the potato cubes.

Cook the spaghetti al dente in plenty of salted water, add half of the basil pesto to the vegetables and mix. Mix the cooked and drained spaghetti with the vegetables, basil sauce, some tomatoes and the tomato stock and serve.

Decorate the plate with the remaining tomatoes, freshly grated parmesan and basil leaves and serve quickly.

5. Calories Pasta with Pesto the Nutrinional Values at a Glance

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