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One-Pot Pesto Pasta

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 15-20 Minutes

One-Pot Pesto Pasta

Pasta, onion, garlic, artichoke, sun-dried tomatoes, pesto topped with cherry tomatoes, bell pepper and parmesan.


  • half of a small onion

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • can of artichokes, drained

  • ¼ cup sun-dried tomatoes

  • half of an 8-oz jar of pesto

  • 1 cup pasta (uncooked)

  • 1 cup water

  • salt and pepper

Add a bit of freshness with some or all of the following ingredients:

  • handful of cherry tomatoes, halved

  • zucchini, cubed

  • bell pepper, sliced

Toppings (optional)

  • Parmesan Cheese

  • fresh or dried parsley or basil, optional


  1. In a pot, add pasta and top with all other ingredients except cheese and herbs.

  2. Add water, cover with a lid and cook over high heat.

  3. Once it is boiling, stir frequently. Reduce heat to low, cover and cook until water has been absorbed and pasta is al dente. If it starts to look dry, add a bit more water (1 tablespoon at a time), or a little bit of olive oil.

  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper, and garnish with cheese and herbs (optional).

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