One Pot Prosciutto Pesto Feta Pasta

If you're in need of a quick, week night dinner without sacrificing flavor, this prosciutto pesto feta pasta is the perfect dish. This no boil, no drain, one pot pasta dish is perfect for busy nights, those who are learning to cook, or to satisfy an Italian craving!

One Pot Pasta with prosciutto and parmesan, stirred with a wooden spoon.

Pasta has always been one of my favorite quick dinners to make. I like to keep a few boxes of pasta lying around for those nights that go unplanned when I need dinner on demand without a lot of fuss. Using a box of Barilla Pronto Pasta and a jar of Barilla pesto sauce, I have the base for a delicious meal.

Prosciutto Pesto Feta Pasta

Living in a house full of people with different schedules makes dinner time a bit difficult. Every week we have our small groups that we have to leave for only thirty minutes after Steven gets home from work. This makes making a home cooked meal before we have to leave a little bit difficult. Usually, we just end up grabbing something along the way. But this prosciutto pesto feta pasta dish is so easy to make that I'm able to squeeze it into our hectic night and give us a quick home cooked meal.

A plate of One Pot Prosciutto Pesto Feta Pasta and a glass of wine.

This no boil, no drain type of pasta makes it so easy to have a true one pot meal that doesn't sacrifice on flavor. I used rotini, but you could use any variation of Barilla Pronto Pasta! Adding in some crispy proscuitto and feta elevates the flavors of this dish and compliments the pesto so well. You can even top it with fresh shaved parmesan for more cheesy goodness!

One Pot Pasta with ham and parmesan in a bowl.

A white plate with One Pot Prosciutto Pesto Feta Pasta and a glass of wine.

A note about pesto. It's one of my favorite pasta sauces because it is so light and doesn't leave me feeling weighed down by sauce. But, pesto isn't meant to be a heavy sauce on your pasta and you only need enough to lightly see it on the noodles. You can always add more, but pesto traditionally is meant to be a light coat of sauce because it is so flavorful.

A plate of pasta with Prosciutto and Feta on a table, served with wine.

If you need a quick dinner idea, this prosciutto pesto feta pasta is the perfect way to start!

An easy, weeknight dish! Prosciutto, pesto and feta together with rotini pasta made into a weeknight dinner.

Prosciutto Pesto Feta Pasta

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Author: Madison | A Joyfully Mad Kitchen


  • 1 box Barilla Pronto Pasta Rotini or another variety
  • 3 heaping tablespoons of Barilla pesto sauce
  • ½ cup of chopped prosciutto
  • ½ cup feta
  • 1 tablespoon fresh basil cut into ribbons
  • Shaved parmesan garnish


  • Chop prosciutto into bite sized pieces
  • Using the pot or skillet you will use for the pasta, add a tablespoon of olive oil.
  • When oil is heated, add prosciutto and cook for 2-3 minutes until prosciutto starts to crisp
  • Set prosciutto aside
  • Add pasta to pan and 3 cups water (enough to cover pasta)
  • Turn burner to high and set a timer for 10 minutes.
  • Stir pasta occasionally.
  • Once water has evaporated, add heaping tablespoons of pesto
  • Toss in prosciutto, feta and basil ribbons
  • Top with fresh shaved parmesan
  • Serve immediately

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  1. What a fantastic idea! I always reach for pasta when I'm in a crunch for a meal, but this saves even more time! Your recipe looks delicious! (client)

    1. Thank you! Pasta is my go to quick meal, too. But now I don't have to worry about washing a colander or anything other than the pan! Yay!

  2. This pasta sounds delicious! I really like proscuitto lately. I had it in a pasta recently and it's so good!

    1. I looove proscuitto! When I was pregnant the texture of it wasn't the most appetizing to me, but I've always loved the taste!

  3. Wow, this pasta product is brilliant! No boil AND no drain?! Welcome to the future, haha. Gonna have to try this one 🙂

    1. Right?! And I loved that it didn't change the taste or texture of the pasta either. It's magic!