Spaghetti al Pesto

The traditional Italian spaghetti al pesto recipe that has been loved all over the world. Basil’s delicious flavor together with olive oil. Fantastic.

To prepare the sauce, see our pesto sauce recipe here or buy some good quality ready-made pesto sauce.

  • Prep Time5 min
  • Cook Time10 min
  • Total Time15 min
  • Cuisine
    • Italian
  • Course
    • Main Course


  • Pesto sauce
  • 500 gr spaghetti or 500gr of your favorite pasta (penne or rigatoni are also great)
  • salt
  • Optional: grated cheese (parmesan or pecorino or your favorite grated cheese)



Boil the pasta in boiling salted water following the producers’ instructions until al dente and drain.


If the pesto sauce is too thick (ready-made once usually are) mix it with a few spoons of water from the pasta in a pan and add the pasta. Mix the pasta with the pesto sauce while heating for a few seconds and serve.

After serving, you may add some extra grated cheese on top.