Asparagus Pesto Pasta with Burrata


Last Updated on July 24, 2023

Pesto pasta with burrata and asparagus is a delicious summer dish. This 30-minute recipe is simple to make and filled with zesty pesto flavor.

Pesto Asparagus Pasta with Burrata

This pesto pasta with asparagus and burrata is simple enough for a weeknight meal, and fancy enough for your next dinner party. The pasta is mixed with a lemony pesto sauce and topped with burrata, microgreens and crushed pistachios.

It’s a flavorful dinner to serve with lemon herb salmon, a loaded kale salad, or your favorite sides.

Burrata is one of my favorite toppings for pasta because of its rich and creamy texture. It also adds an elevated look to any meal.

I used a store-bought pesto in this recipe to keep things simple, but you can prep your own pesto and customize it to your liking. The pesto adds a delicious creaminess, and the chopped pistachios add the perfect crunch.

Pesto Pasta with Burrata

What you’ll need to make Pesto Burrata Pasta

With just a few simple ingredients, you’ll be able to make this eye-catching dish. Here’s what you’ll need-

  • Pasta of choice. I like to use Pappardelle for this recipe
  • Store-bought basil pesto, or a homemade version
  • Asparagus- I love the flavor of asparagus in this recipe, but you can use peas if preferred
  • Burrata-burrata is a ball of fresh mozzarella cheese filled with a creamy cheese center called stracciatella
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic & lemon zest, for added flavor
  • Spices– salt, pepper and red pepper flakes
  • Microgreens & pistachios, for garnish
Pesto Pasta with Burrata
  1. Start by cooking the diced onion in olive oil until translucent, then add in the crushed garlic
  2. Add in the asparagus and cook for about 5-7 minutes
  3. Pour in the pesto, reserved pasta water and spices, then mix in your cooked pasta
  4. Cook on low until thick and creamy
  5. Plate the pasta in a large platter and garnish with the burrata, chopped pistachios and microgreens
Pesto Pasta with Burrata

This dish is truly a crowd please and comes together so easily. I’m a huge believer in eating with your eyes first, so I love to garnish this dish with extra greens for a pop of color.

If you try this recipe, be sure to tag me on Instagram so I can see your dish!

What to serve with your pesto burrata pasta

Honey Mustard Breaded Salmon

Lemon Butter Fish

Lemon Herb Salmon Skewers

Asparagus Pesto Pasta with Burrata

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  • 10 10 -12 oz pasta, I used Pappardelle

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 reserved pasta water

  • 1 1 bunch asparagus, chopped into 2″ pieces

  • 1/4 1/4 red onion, diced

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 basil pesto

  • 2 cloves 2 ,crushed

  • 2 tbsp 2 olive oil

  • 1 tsp 1 lemon zest

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 salt

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 black pepper

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 red pepper flakes, optional

  • 8 oz 8 burrata, cut into pieces

  • Garnish with
  • Crushed pistachios

  • Microgreens


  • Cook the pasta as instructed on package. Reserve 1/2 cup of the pasta water, drain and set aside.
  • Heat a large pan on medium heat and add in 1 tbsp of olive oil.
  • Add in the diced onion and saute for 3-4 minutes. Add in the crushed garlic and stir together for 1-2 minutes.
  • Add in the chopped asparagus with another tbsp of olive oil. Cook on medium heat for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add in the spices, lemon zest, pesto and 1/4 cup pasta water. Mix well then stir in the pasta, add in more of the pasta water as needed. Let it cook on a low heat for a few minutes until the sauce gets absorbed. Adjust salt if needed.
  • To serve, plate the pasta on a large platter or wide bowl. Top with the cut up burrata, microgreens, chopped pistachios and a drizzle of olive oil.

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