Roasted Tomato Pesto Philly Pasta (video and recipe)

Not much to say today other than, you must make this quick little dish! This is one of those meals that also tastes wonderous while you stand in front of the fridge with the door wide open shoveling your face full of cold pasta the next day! Yum

*Please excuse the bullet points and the weird spacing. I just don’t get HTML codes!


  • 1 pound(s) of Pasta of choice
  • 2 pound(s) of Pints, Grape Tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp. of Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup(s) of Pine Nuts
  • 2 tbsp. of Butter
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 8 ounce(s) of Prepared Basil Pesto
  • 8 ounce(s) of Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup(s) of Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup(s) of Chicken or Vegetable Stock
  • 1/4 cup(s) of Balsamic Glaze
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Bring pasta water to boil and cook per package directions.
  3. In a medium bowl toss the tomatoes with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, salt and pepper.
  4. Line a baking sheet with foil and pour the tomatoes on to it.
  5. Add the pine nuts into a small oven proof skillet.
  6. Place the tomatoes and the pine nuts into the preheated oven.
  7. Remove the pine nuts after 5 minutes and set aside.
  8. In a large skillet, melt the butter.
  9. Add the garlic to the butter and cook over medium heat for 1 minute.
  10. Take your jar of pesto and pour off any excess oil. Pour into the skillet and mix.
  11. Add the Philadelphia Cream Cheese and mix until it is smooth.
  12. Stir in the Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese.
  13. Stir in the chicken or vegetable stock.
  14. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  15. Let sauce simmer over low heat for 5 minutes.
  16. Drain the pasta and add it to the pan with the sauce.
  17. Remove the tomatoes from the oven and toss with the pasta.
  18. Pour into a serving dish
  19. Top with the toasted Pine Nuts.
  20. Finish the dish with a nice drizzle of Balsamic Glaze.
  21. Enjoy!


  1. 1
    Peter M says:

    Good pasta dish, easy to prep for the busy mom and you did fab in the video. Is this the new Leslie Channel? πŸ˜‰

  2. 2

    Great pasta dish and nice video too!

  3. 3
    Queen B. says:

    oooooooooooo i adore pasta anything!

  4. 4
    Grumpy and HoneyB says:

    You are a Philly cookin' fool woman! Love this dish!

  5. 5

    Standing in front of the fridge shoveling my face with cold pasta, do you spy on me? Great pasta dish!

  6. 6
    Meals by Misty says:

    Yummy! And so classy looking! I wish I was standing in the doorway of my fridge right now having a taste or two of this.
    Happy Monday πŸ™‚

  7. 7
    Bridgett says:

    You look so comfortable doing this video! Can we see the outtake reel? lol. You could definitely find me shoving my face in front of the fridge as this sounds delish.

  8. 8
    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    I can totally see me eating this cold with my fridge door open and thinking just one more before I close it…

  9. 9
    Carrian says:

    My husband would pretty much adore this.

  10. 10

    this is wonderful! how do you come up with such delicious recipes!

  11. 11
    Barbara says:

    Great pasta dish, great video! Love it….smellovision would be w2wonderful!

  12. 12

    creamy and crunchy–the ideal pasta dish. good stuff, leslie. πŸ™‚

  13. 13
    vanillasugar says:

    you have a lot of these dishes lately ms. thing. you've been busy. you better friggin win that!

  14. 14

    What, you can't wear your special philly cheese earrings for us? πŸ˜‰

    Excellent dish, I love the creamy pesto sauce. That would be good on chicken too.

  15. 15

    I guess I haven't watched one of your videos in a while – the videography has been ramped up! Plus, the dish (and cook) look good.

  16. 16
    Leslie M. says:

    I am sooooooo disappointed Leslie Green!!! Where are your Philly Cream Cheese EARRINGS!!!!!???? Now about your pasta Dish! NO MEAT!!! πŸ™‚ LOVE IT!!! FABU_-BU (2 BU's!!!!)

    Fantastic job on your video too!!! Your a natural!

    The other Les
    Leslie Loves Veggies

  17. 17
    Mellisa Rock says:

    I just love your videos and your recipes! I am so gonna make this! Thanks!

  18. 18

    You are on a Philly kick lately. This pasta looks creamy and delicious – love the pine nuts!

  19. 19
    Juliana says:

    Oh! This the kind of pasta that I like creamy and rich πŸ™‚

  20. 20

    Um, yes please!

  21. 21
    tamilyn says:

    I'm so glad I'm not the only one who is "computer based publishing" challenged! Looks good as always!

  22. 22
    TheFitnessFreak says:

    This looks SO good Leslie! I already printed it out for my meal plan next week. I'll let you know what we think!


  23. 23

    You're adorable! So excited to discover more RWOP blogs : )

    Check out mine if you're perusing (I love using that word in sentences)

  24. 24
    Heather says:

    Yummy! Looks so good and I'm a lover of all things pasta! Great job on your video and good luck!

  25. 25

    I made this recipe for dinner last night…and OMG it was soooo good!! ALL THE KIDS EVEN LOVED IT!!! This is definitely going in the “staple” category for dinners! I am going to try it with some mushrooms next time.