Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Pasta

Cozy Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Pasta on #pasta #pestoThis easy Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Pasta Recipe is just the thing to ring in the year new! A healthy pasta recipe using whole grain noodles, that everyone will enjoy.

Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Pasta Recipe | #pasta #healthy #wholegrain #DeLallo

After 6 weeks of heavy party foods, bonbons and candy bark, I feel like a stuffed pig.

How about you?

This happens to me every single year. I completely cut loose around the holidays, consuming every delectable dish I see, only to wish I hadn’t in January.

Girlfriend needs to shed a few dozen cookies this month, if you know what I mean.

DeLallo Organic Whole Grain Pasta

I’m sure many of you feel the same way I do, so over the next month, I’ll be sharing lighter figure-friendly recipes to help us all get back on track.

Subbing healthier noodles for standard pasta, is a great way to feed the whole family the dishes they love in a mindful way.

Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Recipe | #pasta #healthy #wholegrain #DeLallo

Over the years I’ve bought uncountable brands of pasta, trying to find a company making healthy options that still taste great.

DeLallo Pasta has become my favorite.

In the 1940’s, George and Madeleine DeLallo started a small business selling authentic Italian foods door-to-door in Western Pennsylvania. Several years later they opened a small shop in Jeanette, Pennsylvania, that is still the heart of the business today.

Roasted Red Pepper Pesto | #pasta #healthy #wholegrain #DeLallo

Interestingly, you can thank DeLallo for the olive and antipasti bar in your local grocery store. The DeLallos pioneered this concept and still source most of the olives bars across the nation.

DeLallo Pasta has become a staple ingredient in my home, because they offer so many amazing options:  pure organic semolina pasta, organic whole grain pasta, tender pillowy gnocchi, and even gluten free pasta in all different shapes and sizes.

These healthy varieties make it possible for me to serve pasta, even when we are trying to stay on the straight and narrow.

Red Pepper Pesto Pasta Recipe | #pasta #healthy #wholegrain #DeLallo

This fast and easy Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Pasta with a rich roasted red pepper pesto, is a healthy pasta recipe you can feel good about serving.

In the time the whole grain pasta cooks to al dente, you can blend up a vibrant red pepper pesto that is full of flavor and low in saturated fat.

For those with wheat sensitivities, try this pesto pasta recipe with DeLallo Gluten Free Pasta.

Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Pasta Recipe

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time:5 minutes

Cook Time:12 minutes

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  • 16 ounce jar roasted red peppers (or use 3-4 fresh roasted peppers)
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh basil leaves (10-15 leaves)
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 16 ounce package DaLallo Organic Whole Grain Pasta, any variety
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Boil the pasta according to the DeLallo package instructions, approximately 10-12 minutes. Drain the pasta and pour back in the pot.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, chop the walnuts in a food processor. Pour the walnuts into a small bowl then add the roasted red peppers, fresh basil, and garlic to the food processor. Pulse until finely chopped.
  3. Add the parmesan cheese, chopped walnuts, olive oil, and 1/2 tsp. salt to the food processor, Pulse to combine. Salt and Pepper to taste.
  4. Pour the pesto over the cooked and drained pasta and toss to coat. Serve warm.
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by DeLallo. All heart-felt opinions are my own.


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55 comments on “Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Pasta

  1. allenposted April 26, 2018 at 3:45 am Reply
  2. Stewart Mposted February 17, 2016 at 7:15 pm Reply

    Dang. What a great pesto. The photo looks delicious enough to eat. 

  3. Ashleyposted August 12, 2015 at 6:43 pm Reply

    Delicious!! Reserve some pasta water so that not too much of the sauce is absorbed. Serve with some crusty garlic bread

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  9. Kimposted May 14, 2013 at 8:17 am Reply

    Looks Delicious!

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  12. Shainaposted January 7, 2013 at 10:52 pm Reply

    Gorgeous dish, Sommer!

  13. Michael J. McCoyposted January 7, 2013 at 9:17 pm Reply

    This looks amazing! Will have to try it ASAP!!!!!!!!!

  14. Cookin Canuckposted January 7, 2013 at 6:37 pm Reply

    That pesto looks flippin’ amazing. I’d be tempted eat it straight from the bowl before it even made it to the pasta. Gorgeous photos too, Sommer!

  15. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchenposted January 7, 2013 at 3:47 pm Reply

    Your pesto looks incredible! I love changing up pesto flavors like that!

  16. Shari | Tickled Redposted January 7, 2013 at 2:43 pm Reply

    Beautiful recipe darlin’! I can’t wait to make this for the family.

  17. Darren Caseposted January 7, 2013 at 2:16 pm Reply

    Love Dellalo’s food.

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  19. megsposted January 7, 2013 at 11:40 am Reply

    Love this recipe:) and love to get the Dellalo calendar too:)

  20. Tammy wardposted January 7, 2013 at 11:39 am Reply

    Love these recipes yum and love to get calendar too

  21. Crystal Merrillposted January 7, 2013 at 11:37 am Reply

    Repinned and form submitted! The recipe looks amazing!

  22. Amandaposted January 7, 2013 at 11:06 am Reply

    SO awesome!! Looks beautiful and I bet tastes just amazing!

  23. katieposted January 7, 2013 at 9:59 am Reply

    Oh wow… this looks amazing! Love me some roasted red peppers.

  24. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggiesposted January 7, 2013 at 9:30 am Reply

    This is making me SO hungry. I love roasted red peppers!

  25. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted January 6, 2013 at 4:54 pm Reply

    I love everything red pepper – this looks mighty tasty!

  26. Nancy Longposted January 5, 2013 at 3:32 pm Reply

    yum, will be trying this dish very, very soon and would love to have the calendar –

  27. Velvaposted January 5, 2013 at 9:17 am Reply

    A good pasta dish always begins with a quality pasta. Thanks for sharing.

    I am definitely looking to enjoy lighter fare for the next couple of months to make up for the gluttony of the holidays.

    Happy New Year!


  28. Jeanetteposted January 5, 2013 at 9:02 am Reply

    I hear you on lighter eating – I had a few too many cookies this holiday season too! ;). I love your new look – very sleek and thoughtfully laid out. Wishing you a very Happy New Year and good things to come in 2013!

  29. Redawnaposted January 4, 2013 at 10:07 pm Reply

    Agreed, I totally need to get back on track. The holidays were especially food filled this year.
    That roasted red pepper pesto sounds amazing!

    Can’t wait to try it!

    Happy New year!

  30. Anneposted January 4, 2013 at 4:57 pm Reply


  31. Kristenposted January 4, 2013 at 4:38 pm Reply

    What a great recipe – we love DeLallo pastas and the calendar giveaway is great! Thanks!

  32. Cindy Brickleyposted January 4, 2013 at 3:39 pm Reply

    Thanks for sharing the calendars giveaway, your pesto pasta looks really good, I will have to make it. I have used DeLallo pastas in the past and I still do, I love the variety that they have. I have a whole pantry just for pastas (I’m a pasta nut).

  33. Jenny Flakeposted January 4, 2013 at 3:25 pm Reply

    Loving this recipe Sommer! Roasted Red Pepper is the best! Fun givewawy too!

  34. Lokness @ The Missing Loknessposted January 4, 2013 at 3:20 pm Reply

    I really like roasted red pepper. This sounds like a perfect pasta for dinner! Thank you for sharing.

  35. Laurie Bakkeposted January 4, 2013 at 3:12 pm Reply

    Thanks for the heads up. I love your recipe and the pasta to!!

  36. [email protected]posted January 4, 2013 at 2:56 pm Reply

    Red Pepper Pesto is a staple in this kitchen :)

  37. claire @ the realistic nutritionistposted January 4, 2013 at 2:50 pm Reply

    Oh this pasta looks SO YUMMY!!

  38. [email protected]posted January 4, 2013 at 2:34 pm Reply

    I love roasted red peppers and pasta. . .this dish is perfect!

  39. Aimee @ Simple Bitesposted January 4, 2013 at 2:15 pm Reply

    What a stunning pasta dish. I love that I have all of the ingredients on hand. This is going on the menu for next week!!!

  40. Justinposted January 4, 2013 at 1:56 pm Reply

    Thanks for announcing the giveaway & I love the layout!

  41. Jennifer @ Mother Thymeposted January 4, 2013 at 1:56 pm Reply

    This pasta dish looks incredible. I just love all these flavors. I have never had DeLallo pasta, but now I look forward to trying it.

  42. Colette @ JFF!posted January 4, 2013 at 1:51 pm Reply

    That looks delicious. I’ll be looking for DeLallo pasta…

  43. Erika @ The Hopeless Housewifeposted January 4, 2013 at 1:39 pm Reply

    Gorgeous pesto and I’m all in on the healthier new year!

  44. marlaposted January 4, 2013 at 1:33 pm Reply

    Sommer this recipe is GORGEOUS!! Such a generous giveaway too!

  45. [email protected] Food Ramblingsposted January 4, 2013 at 12:53 pm Reply

    Thanks for sharing and this recipe looks delicious :)

  46. Cassie | Bake Your Dayposted January 4, 2013 at 10:39 am Reply

    I love this, Sommer! I think I’m making it for dinner tonight. Perfect flavors!

  47. Gabyposted January 4, 2013 at 10:16 am Reply

    I’m obsessed with DeLallo!! Love this pasta dish!

  48. Nanascriv'sposted January 4, 2013 at 10:06 am Reply

    Looks so good. Hope I can find DeLallo here in Oklahoma.

  49. Kimposted January 4, 2013 at 9:49 am Reply


  50. Mariaposted January 4, 2013 at 9:23 am Reply

    The pasta looks great! We love DeLallo!

  51. Julie @ Table for Twoposted January 4, 2013 at 9:18 am Reply

    LOVE roasted red pepper pesto – it’s seriously one of my go-to and all time favorite pestos. This looks delicious! 8K calendars, that’s so sweet :)

  52. najwa kronfelposted January 4, 2013 at 9:06 am Reply

    Healthy and Delicious! Happy new year!

  53. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted January 4, 2013 at 8:14 am Reply

    Roasted red pepper pesto pasta is so quick, easy and tasty!

  54. Eileenposted January 4, 2013 at 7:41 am Reply


    Hello, Long time no see! I am looking forward to some light and healthy recipes this month too! I’m sure you will share some tasty options. Thanks for the heads up on the calander. I am actually in need of one for the side of my fridge – perfect timing! Delallo looks like they have some awesome products. Now following them on twitter :) Happy New Year!

    • Cheryl Burnsposted January 7, 2013 at 10:04 pm Reply

      Love Pasta that has a great pesto