Pesto Pasta

By @the.pastagal

Serves 2


  • 350g of dried pasta

  • 5 tbsps of pesto

  • 100ml of single cream

  • 100ml of white wine

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • Salt and black pepper to taste

  • Parmesan

  • Pancetta

  • A handful of frozen peas

  • A handful of spinach

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Fry your pancetta and chopped up garlic in a pan with olive oil until brown.

Step 2

Add your pasta to hot salty boiling water to cook.

Step 3

Whilst your pasta is cooking, add the white wine and peas to the sauce pan and let it simmer for 10 minutes.

Step 4

Add a few tbsps of the pasta water to your sauce pan, together with the pesto and cream. And, add the spinach.

Step 5

Let it cook for a few minutes. Do a quick taster test to make sure the alcohol from the wine has evaporated. If it’s too “winey” let the sauce cook for a little longer. If it needs a little something something, add more pesto or add a little bit of chicken or vegetable stock cube for extra flavour.

Step 6

Once the sauce is ready, add the pasta to the sauce with plenty parmesan and black pepper!