Disney Pixar Inspired Luca Trenette Al Pesto

Disney Pixar Inspired Luca Trenette Al Pesto

In case you missed it, Disney and Pixar’s latest original feature film, Luca, has finally dropped, exclusively on Disney+!

Photo Credit: Disney / Pixar

The film is beautiful, fun, and, because it’s set in Italy, it also features A LOT of amazing-looking food — in particular, a pasta dish called trenette al pesto.

Trenette al pesto is a unique pasta dish from the Liguria region of northwest Italy that features a thin, flat-shaped pasta with potato, green beans, and pesto.

Give this recipe a try! You will be surprised at how easy it is to make.

How To Make Luca Trenette Al Pesto

Serves: 4
Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 30 Minutes


3 cups fresh basil leaves
2 tablespoons minced garlic
1/2 cup fresh parmesan
1/2 cup locatelli pecorino romano
1/3 cup pine nuts (leave out if allergy to nuts)
3 gold potatoes; peeled and diced
2 1/2 cups fresh green beans; ends trimmed
1 lb trenette pasta ( linguine will work if you cannot find trenette)
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup olive oil plus 1 tablespoon


Place a pasta pot with water on to boil. Add one teaspoon salt and one tablespoon olive oil. Once it starts boiling add the peeled and diced potato to the water. Cook for 4 minutes. Add in pasta. Cook 8 minutes then add in trimmed fresh green beans. Cook until pasta is al dente. Strain pasta but reserve some pasta water to help when mixing the pesto and set aside.

Either with a mortar and pestle or a food processor. Blend together the one teaspoon salt, basil, garlic, cheeses, 1/2 cup olive oil, and pine nuts. If allergic to nuts just remove the nuts. If it’s too thick add more olive oil.

In a serving bowl, add about a 1/3 cup pasta water and two heaping spoonfuls of pesto. Add pasta, potatoes, and green beans. Toss well. Serve!

It’s that easy! Enjoy!

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