Pesto Pasta

With Landon’s tomato allergy, we discovered Pesto Pizza as a twist to our Friday night “ritual” of pizza. However, all store bought pesto has dairy in it. So we make our own. We now also use the pesto to make Pesto Pasta, which is one of Landon’s favorites. It’s also pretty easy to make. We made some today as a quick lunch and it took all of about 10 minutes to make (we already had the pesto made in the fridge though).

1 cup chopped onion
2 1/2 T pesto
2 T olive oil
1 – 16oz package of gluten free pasta
Salt and pepper to taste

Start the pasta boiling according to package directions. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a skillet on medium high heat and add onion and pesto. Cook until onions are soft, about 5-7 minutes. Once pasta is done, drain and combine pesto onion mix into the pasta, add salt and pepper to taste. I added about 1/2 t salt and 1/4 t pepper. You can also add some cubed chicken into it to add some protein, which we usually do.

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