Jun 19, 2013

Basil Pesto Fussilli Pasta

As my recent Basil Pesto recipe is handy, I have tried several pasta recipes with Basil Pesto . Today I am sharing the Fussilli pasta with the Basil Pesto with vegetables for veggie lovers and with chicken for meat lovers. The recipe is so simple, quick and perfect for flavorful supper, here it is, Njoy!

Basil Pesto Fussilli
Fussilli Pasta -   2 cups ( uncooked)
Basil Pesto sauce  - 1 cup
salt - 1 tsp
black pepper - 1/4 tsp
garlic - 1 Tbsp ( chopped )

Red Pepper - 1/2
Mushroom - 4
Peas - 2 Tbsp ( optional)
Parmesan Cheese - 1 Tbsp

Chicken Breast - 1

*yiled - 4 servings

Preparatory Steps:
  • Make the Fresh Basil Pesto Sauce.
  • Cook the Pasta according to directions and drain it keep it aside.

Veggie Basil Pesto Fussilli Recipe:
  1. Take a non stick pan add 1 tbsp olive oil to it. Add chopped garlic and saute for 1 min. 
  2. Now add chopped red pepper, mushroom (and peas if you are using) let them saute. add salt and black pepper and saute until vegetables are tender. Add the cooked pasta and toss it together with vegetables. 
  3. Now add the Basil Pesto sauce and combine with pasta and vegetables. Top with Parmesan Cheese and serve immediately to enjoy all the flavors.
Veggie Basil Pesto
Chicken Basil Pesto Fussilli Recipe:
  1. Marinate the Chicken Breast with 1 tsp Olive Oil, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/8 tsp black pepper, 1/2 tsp Cayenne pepper and 1 tsp garlic for 15 min. Cook in the non stick pan until it is soft and cooked fully. 
  2. Chop the cooked chicken breast and add to the cooked pasta and mix it well. 
  3. Add the Basil Pesto sauce to the pasta toss it together until the chicken and pasta coated well with Basil Pesto. 
  4. Top with Parmesan cheese and server warm. 
Chicken Basil Pesto

This is perfect for lunch box for little ones or grown-ups too. Enjoy these Basil Pesto Pasta Recipes and come back soon. 

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Take care until we meet here again!


  1. Healthy and flavourful pasta. Yummy!

    today's post:

  2. Droolworthy and flavourful pasta..Loving it.

  3. Delicious and great pasta with lot of basil flavors.



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