Pasta with pesto and cottage cheese!

Pasta with pesto and cottage cheese!

Are you ready to shake up your pasta game? This zesty and creamy pasta is a nutrient-packed dish that will leave you feeling satisfied and energized. So, if you’re looking for a healthy and satisfying dinner look no further than this easy and flavorful pasta recipe!


Ingredients (for 1 portion):

  • 1 cup wholewheat spaghetti (cooked)
  • Grilled bell peppers or cherry tomatoes (as desired)
  • 100g cottage cheese
  • 1 tbsp pesto


*tbsp: tablespoon,        cup: 250ml




  1. Start by grilling your bell peppers or cherry tomatoes, either on a grill or in an air fryer, until they are soft and slightly charred. Set them aside.
  2. Cook your pasta according to the package instructions and then drain.
  3. In a large pan combine the spaghetti, cottage cheese and pesto.
  4. Mix well and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Lastly, add the grilled bell peppers or cherry tomatoes to the pan and stir for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Mix everything until the spaghetti is well coated with the sauce.
  7. Serve your pasta dish with a garnish of fresh basil or grated parmesan cheese if desired.
  8. Enjoy!



Dietitians Tip: This quick and easy recipe is perfect for a light lunch or dinner and can be customized with your favorite vegetables. You can even make your own homemade pesto with fresh basil, garlic, and olive oil, providing a rich source of antioxidants and healthy fats. The cottage cheese adds a boost of protein and calcium, making this a well-rounded and delicious meal. 



Nutritional value per serving:

Energy(Kcal): 500 kcal

Fats: 11g

Carbohydrates: 74g

Protein: 27g



Eleana Liasidou

Clinical Dietitian Nutritionist, BSc, MSc