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This Christmas Pasta is made with three popular sauces — alfredo sauce, marinara sauce, and pesto sauce — all tossed together with pasta. This Alfredo, Marinara, and Pesto Sauce Pasta is a surefire hit!

This Christmas Pasta is made with three popular sauces -- alfredo sauce, marinara sauce, and pesto sauce -- all tossed together with pasta. This Alfredo, Marinara, and Pesto Sauce Pasta is a surefire hit!

Sometimes my greatest creative culinary inspiration comes in the middle of the night when I can’t sleep. It is usually when I analyze and come up with new recipes or how to make something.

Several weeks ago, I was thinking of how my fettuccine alfredo recipe is so popular and how much my kids love alfredo sauce. I love to add my homemade marinara sauce to make a tomato cream pasta.

Then I thought about adding some fresh pesto sauce to add some brightness and nuttiness to the sauce. I whipped up a pasta tossed with alfredo sauce, marinara sauce, and pesto sauce and it blew our minds! We couldn’t stop eating it.

Because of the red, white, and green sauces, they looked so beautiful and festive to showcase all three sauces separately. Then the pasta can be tossed when ready to serve.

You can serve this on Christmas or on any given night. It is the most flavorful pasta dish!

This Christmas Pasta is made with three popular sauces -- alfredo sauce, marinara sauce, and pesto sauce -- all tossed together with pasta. This Alfredo, Marinara, and Pesto Sauce Pasta is a surefire hit!

Christmas Pasta Ingredients:

This Christmas Pasta is made with three popular sauces -- alfredo sauce, marinara sauce, and pesto sauce -- all tossed together with pasta. This Alfredo, Marinara, and Pesto Sauce Pasta is a surefire hit!

How to make Marinara Alfredo Pesto Sauce Pasta:

  1. Start by boiling the water to cook the pasta. Make sure to heavily salt the water which helps to infuse flavor into the pasta while cooking.
  2. Make the individual sauces — alfredo, marinara, and pesto or heat up the jarred pasta sauces.
  3. Cook the pasta according to package instructions. I love to use fresh pasta in this recipe.
  4. Drain the cooked pasta and place it on a serving platter or shallow bowl. Place a layer of marinara sauce onto one side of the pasta, followed by alfredo sauce in the center, and pesto on the other side. I suggest using less pesto sauce than the other sauces since it has a strong flavor profile and we don’t want it to overwhelm the other flavors.
  5. Toss the pasta sauces together when ready to serve and sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan cheese.

This Christmas Pasta is made with three popular sauces -- alfredo sauce, marinara sauce, and pesto sauce -- all tossed together with pasta. This Alfredo, Marinara, and Pesto Sauce Pasta is a surefire hit!

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Storage:

Place any leftovers in an airtight container and place in the refrigerator. This pasta should keep for 7-10 days. The pasta will soak up the sauce so make sure it is extra saucy!

This is a sauce made with alfredo, tomato, and pesto sauce to make the perfect sauce with pasta.

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Christmas Pasta

By: Modern Honey® - www.modernhoney.com
This Christmas Pasta is made with three popular sauces -- alfredo sauce, marinara sauce, and pesto sauce -- all tossed together with pasta. This Alfredo, Marinara, and Pesto Sauce Pasta is a surefire hit!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • In a heavy pot, heat water over high heat until boiling. Make sure to heavily salt the water which helps to infuse flavor into the pasta while cooking. 
  • Make the individual sauces -- alfredo, marinara, and pesto or heat up the jarred pasta sauces.
  • Cook the pasta according to package instructions. I love to use fresh pasta in this recipe. Drain the cooked pasta and place it on a serving platter or shallow bowl.
  • Place a layer of marinara sauce onto one side of the pasta, followed by alfredo sauce in the center, and pesto on the other side. I suggest using less pesto sauce than the other sauces since it has a strong flavor profile and you don't want it to overwhelm the other flavors.
  • Toss the pasta sauces together when ready to serve and sprinkle with freshly grated parmesan cheese.

Notes

If you don't make homemade marinara sauce, I suggest buying Rao's sauce.
If you are going to make any sauce from scratch, I would suggest making the alfredo sauce from scratch. I have a great recipe!
If you buy pesto sauce from the grocery store, I suggest buying it from the refrigerated section for fresher pesto.
Homemade Marinara Sauce Recipe HERE
Homemade Alfredo Sauce Recipe HERE
Homemade Pesto Sauce Recipe HERE
I find my fresh pasta noodles at Whole Foods.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Lunch or Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6
Keyword: alfredo marinara pesto pasta, christmas pasta
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This Christmas Pasta is made with three popular sauces -- alfredo sauce, marinara sauce, and pesto sauce -- all tossed together with pasta. This Alfredo, Marinara, and Pesto Sauce Pasta is a surefire hit!


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