Chef Forum banner
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

· Super Moderator
8,437 Posts
Yes you can incorporate pesto into pasta. You can incorporate pesto into almost anything, cakes, brownies, chilli, soup, rice, all your mother sauces, :) LOL, of course you gotta use your judgement. You can also incorporate almost anything into pasta!

On a more serious note, the answer is a resounding YES! You can incorporate pesto into your pasta. Bear in mind that the protein structure will be compromised with the addition of the oil. And no, oil is not a substitute for water in pasta dough. The starch granules cannot hydrate if you do not have any moisture.


· Registered
86 Posts
You can add lots of stuff to pasta.
We add whole grain mustard, or infuse saffron in the liquid before making and I quite like adding sun-dried tomato paste. Adding spinach to make green pasta and squid ink to make it black should be well known. One I tried that I don't recommend is chocolate pasta.

1 - 5 of 5 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.