5-Ingredient Pesto Pasta Salad

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It’s tough to go wrong with a delicious pasta salad recipe at a pot-luck or cook-out, but you know the feeling when you find one that soars above the rest. This 5-Ingredient Pesto Pasta Salad hits the mark and then some. Not only will your guests be begging for the recipe, but with just 5 simple ingredients, this dish can be thrown together in a jiffy. Paired with a nice, juicy burger or your favorite grilled specialty, our pesto pasta  is sure to please.

5 Ingredient Pesto Pasta Salad

8 servings

1/2 cup

5 Ingredient Pesto Pasta Salad

Yield: 8 servings | Serving Size: about 1/2 cup | Calories: 215 | Total Fat: 13 g | Saturated Fat: 5 g | Cholesterol: 23 mg | Sodium: 509 mg | Carbohydrates: 13 g | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 3 g | Protein: 12 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7


  • 1 pound whole wheat rotini pasta, cooked and cooled
  • 1/3 cup pesto
  • 1 (12 ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained chopped small
  • 1 1/2 cups low-fat provolone cheese, cut into small cubes
  • 2 cups baby spinach


  1. Toss the pasta and the pesto making sure the pasta is well coated in the pesto. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Let sit, refrigerated, for 30 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Try these other pasta salad recipes by Skinny Ms: 6-Ingredient Greek Pasta Salad, Spaghetti Squash Pasta Salad, Pasta Salad with Grilled Vegetables, and Caprese Pasta Salad.

2 Comments on "5-Ingredient Pesto Pasta Salad"

  1. Vickie B Monk  August 22, 2019

    This looks delicious – any idea how many Weight Watchers points this is?

    • Nichole Furlong  August 24, 2019

      Hi Vickie, sorry about missing the nutritional information for this recipe! I’ve added the data and this recipe is 7 points per serving.


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