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Creamy Pesto Pasta Bake – Healthyish Foods

Creamy Pesto Pasta Bake

Try my creamy pesto pasta bake. This easy pasta recipe is a riff off of the famous TikTok feta pasta.
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Creamy pesto pasta

Add-ins / garnishes

  • ¼ cup Delallo Parmesan cheese wedge, freshly grate as a garnish
  • ¼ cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest and lemon wedges
  • red pepper flakes
  • black pepper
  • arugula


  • pot to boil pasta
  • colander
  • 8x8-inch ceramic baking dish


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • Spray an 8x8 ceramic baking dish with cooking spray. Set it aside.
  • Boil a pot of water and cook the spirali pasta according to the package. Al dente preferred.
    Drain off the water using a colander and drizzle the pasta with a very light coating of olive oil to prevent sticking. Set it aside.

Prepare the sauce:

  • Grab the prepared baking dish and add the cream cheese to the bottom of the dish.
  • Next, add the diced shallots, pesto, chopped garlic, olive oil and salt.
  • Bake uncovered for 25 minutes.
  • Remove the cheese mixture from the oven and begin to stir in the heavy cream. Once the sauce is creamy and smooth, add the cooked pasta.
  • Toss everything together until the pasta is well coated in the sauce.
  • Top with grated parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, arugula and a few turns of cracked black pepper.
  • Serve hot!


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 676kcal, Carbohydrates: 78g, Protein: 18g, Fat: 33g, Saturated Fat: 15g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 77mg, Sodium: 651mg, Potassium: 463mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 1182IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 190mg, Iron: 2mg