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Best Pesto Pasta Recipe

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Sometimes I think I was Italian in a past life. I even did a genetic test to see if there was any Italian in my ancestry, 3%, that’s it. So where does my love for Italian food come from? I think it comes from the fact that there are amazing companies like Barilla out there making great products. I created the best pesto pasta dish this weekend with the Creamy Genovese Pesto, and boy did it taste amazing.

Best Pesto Pasta Recipe

Barilla’s Creamy Genovese Pesto Sauce

Barilla’s Creamy Genovese Pesto Sauce is imported from Italy and made with high-quality ingredients like fragrant Italian basil and freshly grated Italian cheese for a delicious creamy texture that puts a twist on classic pesto sauce.


  • Imported from Italy
  • Smooth and creamy texture
  • Made with fragrant Italian basil
  • Made with freshly grated Italian cheese
  • Great for pasta, spreads and dips

Best Pesto Pasta Recipe

Recipe Options For The Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto

Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto is a versatile product that can be used in a variety of ways. It also does not need to be heated before using. Here are some delicious options:

  • Stirring into warm pasta and grains (one jar to one 16-ounce box of pasta)
  • Spreading onto sandwiches or toast
  • Marinating meats and vegetables
  • Using as a dip for veggies and pita chips

The Best Pesto Pasta Recipe

I love the gluten free pasta from Barilla. The gluten free fettuccini pasta was perfect for this dish, but the penne pasta would be a great choice too. I love adding fresh vegetables to any pasta dish, especially pesto pasta recipes. 

Items Needed

  • Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto
  • Sweet Cherry Tomatoes
  • Barilla Gluten Free Fettuccini Pasta
  • Fresh Spinach
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Fresh Basil
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Fresh Lemon


  1. Cook the pasta following the instruction. I add a tablespoon of olive oil and a dash of salt while it’s cooking.
  2. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half.
  3. Wash the spinach.
  4. Once the pasta is done, drain it and add the spinach.
  5. Slice the lemon into wedges.
  6. Mix the pasta, pesto, and tomatoes and place on a plate.
  7. Squeeze lemon onto the pasta dish.
  8. Add parmesan cheese and salt to taste.

Best Pesto Pasta Recipe

Caprese Pesto Recipe

This is such a quick and yummy pesto recipe, and the Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto was the perfect sauce for it.

Items Needed

  • Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto
  • Sweet Cherry Tomatoes
  • Fresh Mozzarella Balls
  • Lemon Slices
  • Sea Salt
  • Fresh Basil


  1. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half.
  2. Chop the basil into small pieces.
  3. Add the tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella balls in a bowl.
  4. Mix the Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto into the mixture until it’s covered.
  5. Top with a slice of lemon, salt, and fresh basil.

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Just The Facts

  • Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto is a flavor-packed. It’s versatile, and a convenient pantry staple that satisfies cravings for Italian food.
  • Imported from Parma, Italy, it’s made with fragrant Italian basil and freshly grated Italian cheese.
  • Creamy Genovese Pesto has a creamy, smooth texture and savory taste. This makes it ideal for stirring into pasta and grains. It’s also perfect for spreading on sandwiches. Marinating meats and vegetables with it is a great idea. You could also use it as a dip.
  • To preserve the natural color of basil and the fresh aroma of Italian Cheese, Barilla minimizes the handling of ingredients. They rapidly prepare their recipe in as little as three hours from the start of ingredient preparation to the tightening of the lid.
  • With Creamy Genovese Pesto, a little goes a long way; one 6.2-ounce jar of pesto mixes well with 16 ounces of pasta.
  • A 6.2-ounce jar of Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto typically retails for $3.29.

Where To Purchase

Barilla Creamy Genovese Pesto is available to purchase at:

  • Target (SuperTarget)
  • Publix
  • Stop & Shop (Super Stop & Shop)
  • Meijer
  • ShopRite
  • Albertsons
  • Safeway
  • Vons
  • And more, to find a store near you, visit

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