Recipe By MOMof5
Published Jun 4th
Prep 5m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 15m
Servings 4 servings Calories 392

Simply noodles with a pesto and butter sauce. You could add chopped cooked chicken or shrimp to make a fuller meal.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ (16 ounce) box dry fettuccine pasta
  • ¼ cup butter, or to taste
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • ¼ cup pesto

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a rolling boil; cook the fettuccini at a boil until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain. Transfer the fettuccini to a bowl.
  2. 2 Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook the garlic and pesto in the melted butter until warmed, 2 to 3 minutes; pour over the fettuccini and toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 392
  • Carbohydrate 44.4 g
  • Cholesterol 35.5 mg
  • Fat 19.9 g
  • Fiber 2.5 g
  • Protein 10.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 9.5 g
  • Sodium 204.7 mg
  • Sugar 2 g


  1. Love this recipe!!! Very simple and easy!! Didn't have fettuccine on hand so I used twirls instead. Used homemade pesto from this site and stuck with the rest of the recipe and it came out perfectly. If I had to change anything, will definitely save the pasta water to help it be less dry (but - Read more ...
  2. This recipe worked out very well was delicious! I added a half teaspoon of granular garlic to the sauce and a teaspoon of chicken bullion after reading a review on being bland. This definitely picked up the flavor was wonderful went back for seconds!
  3. I like recipes that are easy and good, and this surely is. I added a couple tablespoons of fat free sour cream for creamy pesto sauce, and served with rotini pasta. Thanks MOMof5.
  4. This "simple pesto pasta" can be made even more simple. First, since there is already garlic in the pesto I saw no need to add more, let alone 3 T. for a half pound of pasta! Second, I saved myself a pan to wash by just tossing the pasta with the pesto (I used homemade) - Read more ...
  5. Simple and Delicious. I used garlic butter for an even more garlic-y taste.
  6. Quick and easy way to use up pesto. Served with a grilled chicken breast on top to make a simple pasta dinner.
  7. Loved it! I make my own pesto and it was great in this recipe. I used a little extra butter and a little extra garlic Yum yum.
  8. I made the spinach almond pesto from the website and perhaps used more than the 1/2 cup given. Also I topped my pasta with well sauted onions corn and red bell pepper with salt and cider vinegar. Even the husband who cannot eat pasta went for seconds. I think this is a great base recipe.
  9. This was a wonderful side dish with chicken but could easily be a main course. I didn't have fettuccine on hand so I used wheat spaghetti. I did use about 1/2 the butter which worked out well. I used Basil Pecan Pesto by grettagirl.

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