Recipe: Snake Pit Pasta

Celebrate the new “Indiana Jones” movie with this themed recipe by The Rose Table

"Snakes...why'd it have to be snakes?" (The Rose Table, The Rose Table 2023)

SAN ANTONIO – Looking for an Indiana Jones recipe to celebrate the new movie release tonight? Try this Snake Pit Pasta by Katie-Rose Watson of The Rose Table.

It’s an easy main course that’s just as easy to eat. Plus, she shows us how to make a DIY pesto! Both recipes are below.

“Snakes...why’d it have to be snakes?”

Snake Pit Pasta


  • 1 pound bucatini pasta
  • 1 cup homemade pesto (recipe follows)
  • 4 medium-sized burrata balls
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts


Make pesto and set aside.

Cook bucatini according to package directions, drain and toss well with pesto.

Set a burrata ball in each bowl, then plate bucatini “snakes” around the burrata. Sprinkle pine nuts on top and enjoy!

Homemade Pesto


  • 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup pecorino cheese
  • Salt and pepper


Process basil, pine nuts and cloves in a food processor. Gradually pour in olive oil.

Season to your liking, then stir in cheese and serve immediately or freeze for later!

About the Author:

Diana Winters is a San Antonio-area native, Emmy award-winning and GLAAD-nominated journalist who loves the Alamo City. She is the executive producer of SA Live, creator of South Texas PRIDE and co-creator of Texas Eats.