15 Minute Rigatoni Pasta Recipe with Pesto {LOW CALORIE}

15 Minute Rigatoni Pasta Recipe with Pesto

This rigatoni pasta recipe with pesto is only 377 calories and can be made in just 15 minutes.

Plus, you can make this pesto pasta recipe vegan (by swapping the parmesan cheese for nutritional yeast) or gluten-free (by purchasing gluten-free rigatoni pasta).

15 Minute Rigatoni Pasta Recipe with Pesto

No bake rigatoni pasta recipes make great, quick weeknight meals. This pasta recipe rigatoni comes together just as fast as you can cook pasta.

You can make the pesto while the rigatoni boils, make it ahead of time. Or check out our list for healthy store-bought pesto sauces below.

This rigatoni pasta recipe with pesto is only 377 calories and can be made in just 15 minutes…

15 Minute Rigatoni Pasta Recipe with Pesto

Below, you’ll find everything you’ll need to make a healthy rigatoni pesto recipe.

From a shopping list, to a printable recipe card. You’ll even find low calorie rigatoni noodles tips and a nutrition label.

15 Minute Rigatoni Pasta Recipe with Pesto

To make this rigatoni pasta recipe easy, we have supplied you with these helpful sections…

What You’ll Find in this Article:

  • Ingredients in Pesto Rigatoni Recipe (shopping list!)
  • How to Make Pesto Rigatoni Recipes
  • 15 Minute Rigatoni Pasta Recipe with Pesto (recipe card!)
  • Nutrition and Calories in Rigatoni with Pesto Sauce

Helpful Tip for Shopping: Take a screenshot of the shopping list to your phone. This way you have it at your fingertips the next time you go grocery shopping.

Recipe Card Uses: You can email yourself this recipe card so you can easily search for it (I have a folder in email just for recipes!) Or print it so you have it handy, and can make notes. You can even pin this recipe with rigatoni pasta to Pintrest so it is safely stored for you.

Up next, a shopping list for pasta rigatoni with pesto sauce…

Ingredients in Pesto Rigatoni Recipe

It’s easy to make gluten free rigatoni recipes, and vegan rigatoni recipes… These low calorie tips will supply you with modifications for both, as well as some healthy tips to keep this rigatoni pasta recipe low in calories.

Low Calorie Tips for Making The Best Rigatoni Recipes:

  • Make it Vegan… skip the parmesan cheese in the pesto sauce, and use nutritional yeast instead. It’s low calorie and tastes just like parmesan cheese. While you have it out to make pesto with, sprinkle some atop each serving of rigatoni pesto pasta too!
  • Mix your Own Pesto Sauce… when you make your own pesto sauce, you can control how much oil and cheese goes into the recipe. Check out this low calorie pesto sauce recipe, it’s just 26 calories!
  • Make it Gluten-Free… It’s so easy to make this barilla rigatoni recipe gluten-free! Simply pick up some gluten free rigatoni, or whatever your favorite gluten-free pasta shape might be.
15 Minute Rigatoni Pasta Recipe with Pesto

You can make this recipe for rigatoni with chicken, make it vegan, or gluten-free even!

Be sure to see the tips above to make this pesto pasta recipe vegan and gluten-free, and below on how to make rigatoni chicken recipes.

Shopping List for Pesto Rigatoni Recipe:

Rigatoni with Pesto Sauce:

Optional Add-ins for Pesto Pasta Recipes:

Special Tip: You can find all the measurements in the recipe card below. There you can choose how many servings of rigatoni pesto you want to make, and it will do all the measurement math for you! All of the ingredients for this healthy rigatoni with pesto recipe can be doubled or tripled with the click of a button.

Up next, how to use pesto in pasta recipes…

How to Make Pesto Rigatoni Recipes

We firmly believe that making your own pesto is the way to go… it saves calories and ensures that you are not adding extra fat or preservatives to your diet.

But we also understand that for many of you, the idea if making your own pesto sauce is too daunting. So here are our favorite store-bought pesto sauces. Please note, the calories may be higher, but at least all you have to do is open a jar.

Best Healthy Store-Bought Pesto Sauces:

15 Minute Rigatoni Pasta Recipe with Pesto

How To Make Pesto Recipes with Rigatoni Pasta:

  1. Cook the pasta according to the directions on the box.
  2. Meanwhile, make the pesto (see link above for directions). If using store-bought, skip this step.
  3. Drain the pasta and return to the pot. Add 1/2 cup of pesto to the pot and toss together until coated.
  4. Add in any additional ingredients (chicken, basil, nutrition years, cheese) and the remaining homemade pesto sauce.
  5. Toss together again, and serve hot.

Special Tip: You can find these directions, along with measurements, nutrition and more in the sharable recipe card in the next section!

Up next, a sharable recipe card for pesto pasta with rigatoni recipes…

15 Minute Rigatoni Pasta Recipe with Pesto

This rigatoni pasta recipe with pesto is easy and yummy… and as you saw above, can be made gluten-free, vegan, or even a pesto rigatoni with chicken.

The 15 minute recipe for rigatoni pesto pasta might quickly become your new favorite weeknight dinner. And thanks to the links above for healthy store-bought pesto sauces, you can skip a full step (making the pesto) on the most hectic weeknights.

15 Minute Rigatoni Pasta Recipe with Pesto

Rigatoni Pesto Pasta Recipe (LOW CALORIE)

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This rigatoni pasta recipe with pesto is just 377 for over 3/4 cups, and this pesto pasta can be made in just 15 minutes!
Below, you will find a low calorie pesto sauce recipe, and optional add ins for this pesto rigatoni pasta recipe (like chicken or cheese).
You can make this pesto pasta recipe with any pasta you like… but we love it with big rigatoni tubes.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 5 servings
Calories 377 kcal

Ingredients
  

Rigatoni Pasta Recipe with Pesto Sauce:

Optional Add-ins for Pesto Pasta Recipes:

  • 1 cup cooked and shredded chicken
  • 4 tablespoons chopped basil
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella
  • 4 tablespoons parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Cook the pasta according to the directions on the box.
  • Meanwhile, make the pesto (see link above for directions). If using store-bought, skip this step.
  • Drain the pasta and return to the pot. Add 1/2 cup of pesto to the pot and toss together until coated.
  • Add in any additional ingredients (chicken, basil, nutrition years, cheese) and the remaining homemade pesto sauce.
  • Toss together again, and serve hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 377kcalCarbohydrates: 68.1gProtein: 13.3gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1.1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 31mgPotassium: 37mgFiber: 3.4gSugar: 3.3gCalcium: 35mgIron: 4mg
Keyword Main Course, pasta, Side Dish
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Up next pesto rigatoni calories and nutrition…

Nutrition and Calories in Rigatoni with Pesto Sauce

Thanks to our low calorie pesto recipe, we were able to cut 100’s of calories and lots of fat from this pesto pasta recipe.

But just in case you don’t want to make your own pesto sauce, make sure to check out the 3 healthy pesto sauces in the “How To” section above.

15 Minute Rigatoni Pasta Recipe with Pesto

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