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Pesto Penne Pasta and Peas with Fruit

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Pesto Penne Pasta and Peas with Fruit

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pesto Penne Pasta and Peas with Fruit
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 674kcal


  • 8 ounce penne pasta, dry
  • 1 cup green peas, frozen
  • 4 cup basil, fresh
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, dried
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 medium tomato, red

Serve With

  • 1 cup grapes


  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Remove pasta through a slotted spoon reserving the cooking water.
  • Add frozen peas to the hot water to thaw, then remove and add to pasta.
  • Make pesto by placing basil, garlic, pine nuts, oil, salt, pepper, and Parmesan into a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. (You may simply substitute with store-bought pesto if desired.)
  • Dice tomato.
  • Add pesto and tomato to pasta mixture and stir to combine.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate until chilled if preferred; serve grapes on the side.
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Calories: 674kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 227mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g

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