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4.4 from 32 votes

Pesto Pasta Salad

Delicious flavors of pesto and two extra veggies with a simple twist, making this pesto pasta salad the perfect version for kids

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pesto Pasta Salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 421kcal


  • 8 ounce penne pasta, dry
  • 1 cup green peas, frozen
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 8 ounce mozzarella cheese

Serve With

  • 2 medium banana


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to package directions. Add the peas when there is two minutes remaining. Cook 2 to 3 minutes longer until pasta is cooked, then drain.
  • Cut tomatoes in half and add to pasta, along with the pesto. Stir to combine, then let pasta cool to room temperature.
  • Dice mozzarella into small cubes (or use drained Boccaccio balls), and gently toss to combine.
  • Serve sliced bananas on the side.


Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 358mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 13g