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Garlic Scape Pesto Pasta

This Garlic Scape Pesto Pasta is a gem of weekday cooking. If you make the pesto ahead of time, you can easily be done in 30 minutes or less. If you are one person, you can eat this recipe for an entire week (without getting sick of it! Trust me, this happened!) If you have a family to feed, it will easily feed 6-8 people or 4-6 hungry people.

Garlic Scape Pesto Pasta

Remember when I shared the Garlic Scape Pistachio Pesto that was pure magic? How could you forget?

Today I’m going to share just one way that I used it. I cooked up some angel hair pasta and mushrooms, put it all together in a bowl and added the pesto. On top of all of that goodness I added fresh arugula and goat cheese.

Mushrooms are such a delicious fungus, don’t you agree? I know you do! I ate this dish for at least 6 days out of the week and I kept adding more goat cheese to the top as the week went on.

There is nothing simpler than pasta so you will be done with this meal in less than 30 minutes,  if you make the pesto the day before.

I was lucky enough to get the garlic scapes in my CSA basket one day. If you can’t find a farmers market that is selling garlic scapes then you can omit them and use basil or more arugula. But remember to add minced garlic cloves if you aren’t using the garlic scapes! (This is important! Especially if you are a fiend for garlic.)

If you have any pistachios left over, I wouldn’t call you crazy if you wanted to sprinkle some crushed pistachios to the top of this pasta dish. In fact, I’d go as far to say that you are a genius.


Garlic Scape Pesto Pasta

This recipe calls for my garlic scape pesto recipe made with garlic scapes, pistachios and arugula but please feel free to substitute any kind of pesto.

Yield: 6-8

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 20 min

Total Time: 30 min


1 lb angel hair pasta (1 box)
1/4 tsp salt
1 Tbsp butter
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
1 cup fresh arugula
1 cup garlic scape pesto
3/4 cup crumbled goat cheese


Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil on high. Add the angel hair pasta and salt. Turn down the stove top to medium-low while stirring the pasta occasionally for approximately 12 minutes or until Al dente. Drain with a colander or strainer and put pasta in a large bowl. Set aside.

In a skillet, melt the butter. Add the sliced mushrooms and use a spatula to mix them around. Remove mushrooms when they are brown on both sides. About 5 minutes.

Take your pre-made garlic scape pesto and add about 1 cup to the pasta. You can add more than a cup if you'd like to coat all of the pasta thickly with the pesto. Use your best judgement! Add the cooked mushrooms, fresh arugula and crumbled goat cheese to the bowl and gently mix together. Feel free to also top with pistachios or other nuts. Serve with crusty bread.

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Garlic Scape Pesto – Made with love are care and a CSA Basket full of arugula and garlic scapes. Thank you local farmers! If you can’t find the magical garlic scapes then just use more arugula and add minced garlic cloves. You won’t regret it. I also used pistachios in this recipe but really you can use any nut you have readily available.

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18 Responses to “Garlic Scape Pesto Pasta”

  1. #
    Amanda ( The Kitcheneer) — August 6, 2014 at 11:07 am

    This pasta looks insanely delicious! I still have yet to find garlic scape! When I do, I know what I am making…this!

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — August 6, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    OMG. Gorgeous. Absolutely. I love the scrape of garlic here.

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — August 6, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    A friend just dropped off a bunch of garlic scapes to me earlier this week – now I know what to do with them!

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    Coleen @ The Redhead Baker — August 6, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    Thanks for an awesome-sounding weeknight meal! I’ve been looking for an excuse to try garlic scapes, too!

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    Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom — August 6, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    I saw scapes at the farmers market and didn’t get them, wish I had, must try this!

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    Paula - bell'alimento — August 6, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    I’d love to twirl that around my fork!

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    Martha@A Family Feast — August 6, 2014 at 4:07 pm

    Looks delicious and a great way to use your pesto!

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    Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health — August 6, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    i have never had garlic scapes before but the pesto looks deliciouss….

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    The Food Hunter — August 6, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    never had but would love to try it

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    Nutmeg Nanny — August 6, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    Garlic scapes are the best! BTW where idd you find those plates???? I have been searching and searching and haven’t been able to find anything….

    • Samantha Seeley replied on — August 7th, 2014 at 10:00 am

      I bought them on ebay!

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    valmg @ From Val's Kitchen — August 6, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    Hubby really enjoys pesto. He cannot have mushrooms. Any tips for omitting?

    • Samantha Seeley replied on — August 7th, 2014 at 10:03 am

      You really can replace them with any other vegetable if you were so inclined but if you just want to take them out and be done with it, that would be okay too.

  12. #
    Melissa from HungryFoodLove.com — August 7, 2014 at 5:42 am

    What a gorgeous place of pasta! Literally drooling… really what I need for dinner tonight!

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    Marjory @ Dinner-Mom — August 7, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    This right up my alley! I’ve got to find some garlic scape!

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    Des @ Life's Ambrosia — August 7, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    LOVE garlic scapes! I made a pesto with them too but never put it over a pasta. Must try! 🙂

  15. #
    Meseidy — August 7, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    I love garlic scape! Great add to pasta!

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    Carla — August 9, 2014 at 9:54 am

    I love garlic. I love mushrooms. I love pasta. I’m pretty sure I’m going to love this recipe 😉

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