Fusilli al Pesto con Pomodorini (Cherry Tomatoes)

30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x


  • 1 pound Fusilli
  • 1 pound cherry tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup prepared Pesto Genovese
  • Parmigiano Cheese, grated

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  1. Rinse the tomatoes under cold water and and cut into halves. In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté the garlic in olive oil until golden. Add the tomatoes and stir together for a few minutes. Add salt to taste.
  2. Mix in the Pesto Genovese. Remove from heat.
  3. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta until al dente. Drain, and mix into pesto mixture. Serve immediately with a sprinkle of Parmigiano.

Ed's Review

This is going to be hard to believe, but I was talking to an Italian guy about pasta last week. He sat next to me on an airplane. He's from Milano; his name is Marco. He asked about my favorite pasta. "Hmm, hard to say," I said. And he replied, "Right, you need to give a top five. One is impossible." His favorites: Carbonara, Amatriciana, Pesto Genovese, Ragu Bolognese, and Spaghetti Vongole. That's all I know about Marco. But really, what else is there to know? He’s my new BFF.

When we discussed this week's Sunday Pasta options, he suggested his own creation: Fusilli al pesto con pomodorini. In a hurry this week, I used Rossi Pesto Genovese (made with DOP Basil, Parmigiano, and Pecorino) and Faella Fusilli. 15 minutes e pronto!

Marco, where ever and whoever you are, grazie!

Buon Appetito!

Ed Garrubbo

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7 thoughts on “Fusilli al Pesto con Pomodorini (Cherry Tomatoes)”

  1. Looked up your Rossi Pesto Genovese which is very very expensive for the average person, people who are retired etc. Surprised you didn’t have a recipe for this in your recipe. Need to find a decent inexpensive pesto already made or find a good recipe & make your own. Otherwise a nice easy pasta recipe for the summer.

    • Hi. I also have a pesto recipe on the site. just plug the word pesto into the searcg bar. And yes, you can certainly buy less expensive pesto at the local market. enjoy!


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