Pesto pasta dippers

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Pesto pasta dippers
Pesto pasta dippers
  • Serves: 6

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

The kids are going to love these pesto pasta dippers. They're really simple to make and perfect for trying to get the kids involved in the kitchen - both cooking and trying new foods. This recipe takes 30 mins in total and serves about 6 people.


  • 25g basil, finely chopped
  • 3tbsp Parmesan, grated
  • 4tbsp light olive oil, plus a drizzle
  • 3tbsp fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 3tbsp toasted pine nuts
  • 250g tortelloni, (we used Giovanni Rana)

You could try dipping these in crunchy bacon or onion bits.


  1. Mix basil, Parmesan and 4tbsp olive oil in a small bowl. Drizzle the remaining oil in a frying pan and toast the breadcrumbs.
  2. Put the toasted breadcrumbs and pine nuts into a food processor and whizz until coarse. Put in a separate small bowl.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the tortelloni to pack instructions and drain. Serve the pasta with cocktail sticks and the dipping sauces.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 248(kcal)
  • Fat 16.0g
  • Saturates 3.5g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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