Pesto pasta dippers recipe

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serves: 6
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 20 min
Cooking: 10 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 248 kCal 12%
Fat 16g 23%
  -  Saturates 3.5g 18%
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  • The kids are going to love these pesto pasta dippers. They’re really simple to make and perfect for trying to get the kids involved in the kitchen – both cooking and trying new foods. This recipe takes 30 mins in total and serves about 6 people.


    • 25g basil, finely chopped
    • 3tbsp Parmesan, grated
    • 4tbsp light olive oil, plus a drizzle
    • 3tbsp fresh white breadcrumbs
    • 3tbsp toasted pine nuts
    • 250g tortelloni, (we used Giovanni Rana)


    • Mix basil, Parmesan and 4tbsp olive oil in a small bowl. Drizzle the remaining oil in a frying pan and toast the breadcrumbs.

    • Put the toasted breadcrumbs and pine nuts into a food processor and whizz until coarse. Put in a separate small bowl.

    • Meanwhile, cook the tortelloni to pack instructions and drain. Serve the pasta with cocktail sticks and the dipping sauces.

    Top tip for making Pesto pasta dippers

    You could try dipping these in crunchy bacon or onion bits.

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