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Pasta with pesto, peas and asparagus

Fusilli pasta bowl with pesto peas and asparagus

Perfect for kids this vegetable-loaded healthy pasta with pesto, peas and asparagus recipe is delicious and the ideal option for when you feel lazy and have little time but want an easy and comforting meal.

The extra vegetables in the recipe not only add fibers but will make sure that you fill full and satisfied, meaning that in the end you will feel less need to snack after your meal and will fill fuller for longer.

The peas bring vegetable proteins that combined with the proteins of the pasta and Parmesan cheese create a ” complete protein” meaning that you will have all the essential amino-acids.

Super easy to make

This pasta can be prepared as the typical one-pot meal, meaning that it requires less effort and that you will have fewer pots and pans to wash.

You simply add the frozen peas, to the pasta water first, let them cook for 10 min first, then salt the water and add the pasta with washed and cut asparagus.

In this way, the veggies will cook together with pasta, and when you drain it you will drain the veggies too. It could not be easier than that. The pesto sauce, a sprinkle of extra-virgin olive oil, and the Parmesan will help blend all the flavour together to create an easy but delicious healthy pasta meal.

Pasta with pesto peas and asparagus

Pasta with pesto peas and asparagus

A great pasta with pesto recipe, enriched with extra vegetables and proteins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 1


  • 70 gr Fusilli pasta
  • 4 Asparagus
  • 2 tbsp Frozen peas
  • 1 tbsp Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp Pesto sauce
  • a sprinkle Extra-virgin Olive Oil


  • Boil some water in pasta pot, add the frozen peas and let them cook for 10 min, then add the pasta and the asparagus cut into pieces.
  • Let it cook until the pasta is “al dente”, then drain it and place it in a pasta bowl. Add the pesto and the freshly grated Parmesan, stir properly and serve!
Keyword Healthy Italian food, Healthy Pasta recipe, Italian food, Pasta, pesto

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