Tomato Mushroom Arugula Pesto Pasta

11 ingredients

35 minutes

544 kcal

Indulge in a flavorful and vibrant Tomato Mushroom Arugula Pesto Pasta dish that combines the earthy taste of mushrooms, the freshness of arugula, the sweetness of tomatoes, and the richness of basil pesto. This dish offers a perfect balance of flavors and textures, making it a delightful lunch option. The addition of garlic, Parmesan cheese, almonds, and red pepper flakes elevates the dish to a whole new level of deliciousness.

1 cup arugula

1 cup, sliced mushrooms

1 cup, diced tomatoes

1 cup, cooked pasta

2 tbsp basil pesto

2 cloves, minced garlic

2 tbsp, grated parmesan cheese

1/2 cup, halved cherry tomatoes

2 tbsp, chopped almonds

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

2 tbsp olive oil


Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Slice the mushrooms, dice the tomatoes, mince the garlic, halve the cherry tomatoes, and chop the almonds.

In a pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add the sliced mushrooms and minced garlic. Saute until the mushrooms are golden brown, about 5-7 minutes.

Add the cooked pasta to the pan with the mushrooms and garlic. Stir in the diced tomatoes, arugula, basil pesto, and remaining olive oil. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until heated through.

4. Finish the Dish and Serving

Sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese, chopped almonds, halved cherry tomatoes, and red pepper flakes over the pasta. Toss gently to combine. Serve hot and enjoy!

6. Final tip

For a twist, try adding grilled chicken or shrimp for extra protein, or swap the pasta for zucchini noodles for a lighter option.

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