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Pasta with Fennel Pesto

Pasta with Fennel Pesto -
Written by Kate thecook
Pasta with Fennel Pesto -

Pasta with Fennel Pesto

A delightfully flavoured simple vegetarian pasta dish that is warm and welcoming.
4.69 from 32 votes
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Nuts, Pasta
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 990kcal


The Pasta

The pesto:


  • Combine the tomatoes and boiling water in a small bowl and allow to steep for 10 minutes.
  • Drain the tomatoes, reserving the liquid.
  • Combine the tomatoes and the remaining pesto ingredients in an electric blender or food processor.
  • Process until a smooth paste is formed, adding as much of the reserved water as necessary.
  • Toss with the hot pasta and serve garnished with pine nuts and basil.
  • Serve Immediately


  • The pine nuts are best when toast lightly for a garnish.
  • Choose your favourite pasta. This recipe works well with most.
  • The pasta should be cooked according to the packet instructions.


Sodium: 595mg | Sugar: 37g | Fiber: 18g | Potassium: 69mg | Cholesterol: 13mg | Calories: 990kcal | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Fat: 48g | Protein: 27g | Carbohydrates: 105g