Pasta Alla Genovese Recipe

Pasta alla genovese

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Pasta alla genovese is a classic Italian pasta dish using simple ingredients. Ready in just 15 minutes, it's the perfect quick and easy meal to make midweek



  • trofie pasta (or another short pasta shape) 300g
  • new potatoes 150g, halved
  • green beans 100g, trimmed
  • fresh pesto 1 small tub
  • parmesan or vegetarian alternative to serve


  • Step 1

    Cook the pasta following pack instructions. Cook the potatoes in boiling, salted water until tender, adding the green beans for the last 4 minutes of cooking. Drain the pasta, keeping 2 tbsp of the cooking liquid.

  • Step 2

    Drain the beans and potatoes then tip into the pasta with the pesto, cooking liquid and a squeeze of lemon. Toss everything together and serve with extra parmesan if you like.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 469
  • Fat 19g
  • Carbs 65g
  • Fibre 3.6g
  • Protein 13.9g
  • Salt 0.6g