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Easy Pesto Rigatoni Pasta (20 Minutes!)

Just toss some rigatoni pasta with homemade basil pesto sauce, and enjoy this flavorful pasta dish on its own or paired with your favorite protein and vegetables. Let's make this Pesto Rigatoni recipe together!

Why You'll Love This Rigatoni Pasta with Pesto Recipe

01. Easy to make

02. Simple, yet flavorful

03. Ready in 20 minutes

04. Endlessly customizable

Ingredient List

Rigatoni Pasta Fresh Basil Parmesan Cheese Walnuts Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil Kosher Salt Black Pepper

Make the basil pesto


Cook the pasta


Stir together pasta, reserved pasta water, and pesto


Quick Tip

Always reserve some pasta water when making pasta dishes. The starches in reserved pasta water help the pesto sauce thoroughly coat and stick to the rigatoni.

Ashley Petrie

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