Spicy Pesto Pasta

With just a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry, you can whip up a flavourful meal in no time!

Recipe by Tiffany Kate-Lyn Matthews
Preparation time:
15 minutes
Cooking time:
15 – 20 minutes


  • 250g pasta of your choice
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 2 tsp chili flakes or 1 fresh red chili chopped
  • ½ cup store-bought sundried tomato
  • pesto
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, grated
  • salt & pepper to taste

To serve:

  • basil leaves

How To Make Spicy Pesto Pasta

  1. Start by preparing pasta according to packet instructions, then heat olive oil in a large pan.
  2. Add in onions and cook until the onions are translucent, add in garlic and baby spinach allow this to cook until the garlic is fragrant and spinach has wilted, then add chili flakes and sundried tomato pesto and cook for about 2 minutes, season to taste with salt & pepper.
  3. Add in the cooked pasta and toss in the pesto mixture until all the pasta is completely coated in the sauce, then sprinkle in cheese and mix through until the cheese has melted, serve immediately and garnish with fresh basil.