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Pesto Penne Pasta and Peas with Fruit

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.


Calories: 674kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 227mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g