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5-Ingredient Pesto Pasta

This 5-ingredient pesto pasta is a simple yet satisfying meal that can be whipped up in no time. With just pasta, pesto, cherry tomatoes, parmesan cheese, and pine nuts, this dish is packed with flavor and perfect for a quick lunch or dinner.

Tasty Team
94% would make again

Under 30 minutes

5-Ingredient Pesto Pasta

Under 30 minutes


for 4 servings

  • 1 head broccoli
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 3 ½ cups dried rigatoni pasta (350 g)
  • 2 cups sun-dried tomatoes (100 g)
  • ⅔ cup fresh pesto (150 g)
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese (50 g)

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 825
  • Fat 45g
  • Carbs 95g
  • Fiber 12g
  • Sugar 33g
  • Protein 30g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  2. Separate the head of broccoli into individual florets, then toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper and spread on a baking sheet. Roast for 20 minutes, until tender.
  3. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the rigatoni and cook for 8-10 minutes, until al dente, then drain, saving some of the pasta water.
  4. Place the pasta back in the pot with about 50ml (¼ cup) of the pasta water.
  5. On a low heat, add the sun-dried tomatoes, broccoli, pesto, and Parmesan and stir until combined and the cheese has melted.
  6. Enjoy!
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5-Ingredient Pesto Pasta