Linguine Pesto Recipe

Easy Pasta Recipe to Cook at Home

Real Restaurant Pasta Recipe

This Linguine Pesto Recipe is easy, but delicious. When the restaurant features it on special sheets, we sell out. The restaurant guests love it.

Linguine Pesto Recipe

Favorite Restaurant Recipe

Preparation time: 30 minutes. Serves 4.



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2-4 garlic cloves, minced fine (depends on your taste)
  • 1 small onion, peeled and diced
  • Salt and coarse black pepper
  • 1 small zucchini, cut into match sticks or thin pieces
  • 2/3 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (or dry white wine)
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts (optional)
  • 1 pound linguine pasta, cooked al dente'  (according to the directions on the package)
  • Pesto sauce to taste
  • 2/3 cup or more (I like more) of fresh grated Parmesan cheese


  • Heat a large skillet or saute' pan over medium heat
  • Add the olive oil, onions, mushrooms and salt and pepper
  • Saute' briefly
  • Add the tomato pieces and simmer for a few minutes, then add the zucchini
  • Cook for about 5 minutes on medium high heat or until the moisture is almost gone
  • Add the lemon juice or white wine and simmer to reduce the moisture
  • Add the cooked linguine pasta and pesto and heat thoroughly
  • Pour into pasta bowls and garnish with the pine nuts, if using, and Parmesan cheese

Serve this restaurant pasta dish with garlic bread and a glass of fine Merlot

Enjoy your healthy, delicious Pasta Recipe and the company of those you share it with! Enjoy all these real restaurant recipes! - Donna

"If anyone ever tells you that you use too much Parmesan cheese with your pasta, stop talking to them. You don't need that negativity in your life."


                                                      (Pesto Linguine is delicious even without zucchini and tomatoes!)