Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Pesto Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes


An easy and quick dinner to throw together with loads of pesto and fabulous roasted tomatoes

Pesto Pasta with Roasted Tomatoes // An easy and quick dinner to throw together with loads of pesto and fabulous roasted tomatoes #recipe #pesto #chicken #pasta #maindish

I am in love with pesto recipes and make them frequently. I've joked that pesto is my life blood. Because I'm just adding pesto to everything at this point. It's amazing spread on the bread in a turkey sandwich. I've added it to spaghetti sauce. I just need all the pesto things. I've also recently found that I am digging roasted tomatoes in everything too. Thankfully, Nick has mostly gotten over his dislike of tomatoes and loves roasted tomatoes in recipes too. I added chicken to this recipe to make it a little more hearty and to transform it from a side dish to a main dish.

What you need:
  • 1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 to 16 oz. bowtie pasta
  • 1/2 to 1 cup pesto
  • 1/2 to 1 cup Parmesan
  • 1 to 2 chicken breasts, seasoned, chopped, and cooked
  1. Place tomatoes on a foil-lined baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat. Salt and pepper to taste. 
  2. Cook in a preheated 425 degree oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until skins start to split.
  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to directions on box (and chicken, if you haven't already done that).
  4. Add pesto and Parmesan to pasta once it's done and drained. Add tomatoes and chicken. Serve with additional Parmsan, if desired.
Recipe adapted from Our Best Bites

When in doubt, add pesto. That's exactly what I did for this Cheesy Chicken Caprese Pesto & Quinoa Casserole. This Shrimp and Veggie Pesto Pasta Salad recipe from Will Cook for Smiles looks like it would be a wonderful summer side dish!


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