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Ligurian-Style Pesto Genovese

  • Ready Time: 25min
    1 Review
  • Prep Time: 10min
    Cook Time: 15min
  • Potato Type: Reds
    Cuisine: AmericanItalian
  • Serves: 4-6
    Prep Method: Boiled
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Recipe by: Forks and Folly, Katie Harding

Pasta Genovese is classic Italian dish featuring pasta, potatoes, green beans and pesto. It makes a perfect one pot meal and the leftovers are fantastic the next day!


  • 1/2 lb. trofie pasta
  • 1/2 lb. small red potatoes, halved
  • 1/2 lb. green beans, trimmed
  • 8 oz. prepared pesto
  • Salt, to taste
  • Garnish: grated Parmesan

Prep Time: 10min | Cook Time: 15min


Substitute any preferred dried pasta shape if trofie is unavailable.


  1. Cook pasta to al dente according to package directions.  Drain.
  2. In a separate pot bring potatoes and water to a boil.  Season with salt.  Cook 15 minutes or until tender.
  3. Four minutes prior to being cooked through, add in the green beans.  Drain and add to the pasta.
  4. Toss with pesto, and serve immediately.  Garnish each bowl with grated Parmesan.

1 Review

Donna 1 year ago

Tried this dish a few days ago. Delicious!!! Great on a hot day.

Donna 1 year ago

Tried this dish a few days ago. Delicious!!! Great on a hot day.

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