Italian classic with a twist: Penne with rocket and cherry tomato pesto

Want a different kind of pasta sauce? Then rocket pesto penne is made for you. Yes, you heard that right, you can also make a great rocket pesto. Add some spinach leaves to the pesto and you have the greenest pesto sauce ever!

Since only very few ingredients are used in this dish, it is even more important that they are of excellent quality. The basic requirement is therefore a high quality olive oil. How about our house brand, for example? Don’t skimp on the pine nuts and parmesan either. The extra spinach used not only makes your pesto rocket green, but also contributes to the overall flavor with its mild spicy note.

Coincidentally, penne with rocket and cherry tomato pesto is not only suitable as a warm dish, but also great for your next picnic or barbecue. Looking for more recipes and ways to prepare food and then enjoy it outside in the park in the sunshine? How about one of these delicious ideas?

Delicious bacon, cheese and spring onion muffins on a dark background.  Next to it are onions and parsley


Still have arugula left? Then just make a creative penne salad with rocket pesto. How about this Strawberry Bacon Garnished Rocket Salad. Then finish with a delicious Aperol Spritz and your Italian picnic is perfect.

A white plate with penne and arugula pesto.


Italian classic with a twist: Penne with rocket and cherry tomato pesto


Our rocket pesto penne is a real lightning recipe. Delicious pasta is on your table in less than 20 minutes.

the preparation

  1. Cook the penne in a pot of salted water according to package directions until al dente. For the pesto, puree the washed arugula and spinach with all the other ingredients.

  2. Halve the cherry tomatoes. Pour the drained pasta into the pan with the rocket pesto and cherry tomatoes, warming them up a little. Then serve immediately and sprinkle with a little Parmesan if desired.

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