Beyond Meatballs™ Pasta with Pesto

When it’s good, there’s no need to reinvent the wheel! Lifting this easy plant-based recipe from Beyond Meat utilizing their latest product, juicy meatballs, and the freshest of ingredients.

Try this out and variate with your kind of pasta (whether fresh or gluten-free or carb-free) or nuts (pine nuts, walnuts, cashew).

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SERVES                 4
PREP TIME            5 Mins
COOK TIME           15 Mins


  • 1 package Beyond Meatballs™
  • 1 package pasta of choice
  • Variety of tomatoes
  • Pesto, homemade or pre-packaged

Homemade Pesto

  • 2 cups tightly packed fresh basil
  • 3 Tbsp pine nuts or walnuts
  • 2-3 large, peeled garlic cloves
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 4-5 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1-4 Tbsp water
  • 3 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • Pinch sea salt, plus more to taste
  • Pinch ground black pepper, plus more to taste


  • In a large pot, cook pasta according to the package.
  • In a skillet, cook Beyond Meatballs™ according to the package.
  • Slice tomatoes while meatballs and pasta are cooking.
  • Add cooked pasta to the skillet with meatballs.
  • Set skillet to medium-low heat and add pesto, toss gently and heat until pesto is warm.
  • Add sliced tomatoes, toss gently and serve.

Pesto Preparation

  • In a food processor or small blender, add the basil, nuts, garlic and lemon juice. Blend on high until a paste forms.
  • With the motor on, slowly drizzle in olive oil. Add 1 Tbsp of water at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  • Add in remaining ingredients and pulse until blended. Taste and adjust seasoning to taste.
  • Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.