Courgette and pesto pasta recipe

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  • Vegetarian
serves: 4
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
5-a-day: 1
Prep: 5 min
Cooking: 15 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 411 kCal 21%
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  • A deliciously simple spaghetto pesto pasta dish that’s full of fresh flavours – perfect for a weekday evening meal.


    • 2-3 courgettes
    • 2tbsp olive oil
    • 1 small onion, finely chopped
    • 300g (10½ oz) spaghetti
    • 3tbsp fresh green pesto
    • Parmesan shavings (or vegetarian alternative)
    • Small handful fresh basil leaves, torn, to serve


    • Coarsely grate the courgettes and put to one side. Heat the olive oil in a pan and cook the onion for 5 mins or until softened.

    • Meanwhile, cook the spaghetti according to the pack instructions. Add the courgettes to the onion and fry for 2-3 mins or until soft.

    • Drain the pasta and return to the pan. Add the courgettes, onion and fresh pesto, and toss through. Season to taste and serve with the Parmesan shavings and basil leaves sprinkled on top.

    Top tip for making Courgette and pesto pasta

    Top tip: Don't fancy spaghetti? Any pasta will taste great with this recipe - so just pick your favourite.

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