Contadina Tuyo Pasta in Pesto Cream Sauce

Sunday, December 18, 2016

     I have a confession to make, I don't know how to cook dishes. All I know is make breakfast by frying egg and other fried stuff that's why I'm glad that recipes can now be seen online and it makes cooking a lot easier. Aside from this, making flavorful dishes comes easy now with the help of ready made sauces and ingredients. 

     I recently discovered Contadina while watching AFC (Asian Food Channel) thru Nigella Lawson's Contadina commercial and last week, Contadina Philippines sent me a holiday basket containing their products. Looks like the angels planned this and thought it's time for me to level up my kitchen adventure. It's my first time to make a dish and it's a bit challenging because I'll be preparing a holiday dish for my family. But it will be an easy task for me with the help of Contadina products as they offer ready to cook pasta sauces made from natural ingredients. Sharing the recipe below plus a holiday package giveaway from Contadina Philippines!

Contadina Tuyo Pasta in Pesto Cream Sauce

     Contadina takes to heart the Mediterranean philosophy of cooking with passion, using only the finest ingredients to deliver rich and authentic flavours. From the same makers of Del Monte, one of the most trusted brands for high-quality culinary products, Contadina’s selection is worthy of every passionate cook’s discriminating taste. The ingredients are handpicked from the world’s most fertile areas for truly authentic flavors.

Contadina products:
  • Olive oil is made from Hojiblanca olives, expertly cultivated in Andalucia, Spain. 
  • Pasta is made from 100% Durum Wheat Semolina from Canada. 
  • Pasta sauces and canned tomatoes are made from vine-ripened Roma tomatoes. 

Contadina Tuyo Pasta in Pesto Cream Sauce

     Christmas is near and I want to serve a unique and special dish that's uncommon to my relatives and friends for Noche Buena. I'm a pesto lover and only a few of them likes pesto. I want them to appreciate pesto sauce because it's healthy and full of flavor. Methinks that the only way for them to enjoy a pesto dish is to give it a twist. 

Contadina Tuyo Pasta in Pesto Cream Sauce

     With the help of my husband, we've decided to make a pasta dish using Contadina ingredients- Contadina Linguine, Contadina Pesto Sauce and Contadina Extra Virgin Olive Oil. We call it Contadina Tuyo Pasta in Pesto Cream Sauce. The twist? Creamy pesto sauce with tuyo flakes! This recipe is so easy to make since I already have a ready made pesto sauce and will just add other ingredients to complete my oh so flavorful holiday dish!

Contadina Tuyo Pasta in Pesto Cream Sauce

Contadina Tuyo Pasta in Pesto Cream Sauce

What You'll Need:

250g Pasta Noodle. I used Contadina Linguine pasta
5-6 pieces of salted dried fish or tuyo. Cooked and flaked.
1 bottle Contadina Pesto Sauce.
3/4 cup grated quick melt cheese.
3/4 cup whipped cream.
2 tablespoons butter.
1/4 cup water.
Fresh basil leaves for garnishing.

What You'll Do:

1. Cook the noodles. See package for instruction and set aside.
2. Fry the salted fish (tuyo) and flake. Set aside.
3. Boil a half cup of water in a sauce pan.
4. Add the cream in the boiling water. Stir.
5. When the mixture is hot enough, put the butter and wait until melted.
6. Add the salted fish flakes (tuyo) then the pesto sauce while continuously stirring.
7. Put the grated quick melt cheese then simmer until the sauce thickens.
8. You already have a creamy pesto sauce. You can now top your noodles with the sauce and put fresh parsley and fried fish (extra) as garnish.

Contadina Tuyo Pasta in Pesto Cream Sauce

     It's not the usual pasta with the original pesto sauce. It's creamy and flavorful. The salted fish (tuyo) gives a balance of flavor with other ingredients like the cream and the pesto. I'm sure that pasta lovers will love this dish more especially if you're tired of the usual pesto pasta.

     And to celebrate the holiday season with Contadina, I'll be giving away a holiday package consisting of Contadina products. Just follow the easy instructions below. There will be one winner dearies, good luck to all joining!

Contadina Tuyo Pasta in Pesto Cream Sauce

Contadina Holiday Package Giveaway


1. Open to Metro Manila residents only as long as you live in NCR.
2. The prizes can be claimed by the winner in Makati.
3. Write your answers on the comment section below.
4. The winner will be chosen via rafflecopter.
5. Giveaway ends December 25, 2016 11:59 p.m.
6. Winner will be announce via Dear Kitty Kittie Kath's Facebook Page. 


1. Share the blog post on your Facebook wall. Set your status in PUBLIC. Tag the person or people you want to cook the holiday dish with/for. Include the hashtags #KathRiveraxContadina

Sample entry:

     I want to cook this yummy Contadina Tuyo Pasta in Pesto Cream Sauce for my family this Christmas. Check the recipe here: @friend1 @friend2 #KathRiveraxContadina

2. Comment with your Facebook name and link/URL of the post you shared on Facebook.

     Yay! It's so easy to join :) Thank you so much Contadina Philippines for sharing the love and for making our holidays extra special. Join the giveaway now and enjoy #FlavorsofContadina this season!

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  2. Your dish looks so yummy Ms.Kath 😍 super favorite pa naman po namin ang tuyo ❤❤❤ i joined your giveaway. Merry Christmas po 🎄🎄🎄

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  10. Merry Christmas! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂
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