Easy red pesto pasta the kids will love

Easy red pesto pasta

Easy red pesto pasta

I’ve been meaning to share this recipe for ages now. We all need a go to dinner the kids just love, right? Well this is my one. It’s a super easy, super quick pasta dinner that Aidan and Sarah would actually eat every single day if I let them! It’s easy red pesto pasta, perfect if you’re in a hurry. 

So we call this one Pesto Pasta in our house and it should take you no longer than 20 minutes from start to the table. It’s gorgeous with big crusty bread rolls if you’re really feeling the love for the carbs!

Easy red pesto pasta Ingredients (Serves 4):

300g of dried pasta

1 pack of smoked bacon medallions

4 tablespoons of creme fraiche

1 jar of red pesto

1 tin of chopped tomatoes

Sprinkle of dried chilli flakes (optional)


Cook your pasta as normal. Chop the bacon in to small squares and fry in oil in a separate pot. Drain the fat from the bacon. Once the bacon is cooked add in the full tin of tomatoes, the creme fraiche and the full jar of red pesto. You can also add the chilli flakes if you want to add a bit of spice to the dish. Bring to the boil and simmer for just five minutes or less if you’re in a hurry. Once the pasta is cooked, drain and pour over the bacon and pesto sauce. Stir and simply serve.

Yes, it really is as easy as this. My kids are terrible for vegetables but this is such a versatile dish you could add mixed pepper, onion or even add in some chicken and it would still be as delicious. Oh and it’s also amazing with chorizo instead of bacon.

And speaking of easy recipes, check out these gorgeous healthy banana and chocolate chip cookies  one from my fellow parenting blogger Sinead from Bumbles of Rice. I made them last weekend and I can assure you, they are divine!

I really hope you try it and enjoy it.

You can check out more of my family recipes here.



2 thoughts on “Easy red pesto pasta the kids will love

  1. Sounds nice and easy, I’m going to try this next week seeing that I opened the crème friache tonight and have half a tub to use! I haven’t put red pesto and tinned toms together before but makes sense. 😊

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