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penne with walnut pesto

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Baby Kato
Beautiful Shore Country, NB

This tasty recipe is quick and easy to make, with lovely results. I hope that you will enjoy this dish that was created for RSC 2018.

(3 ratings)
yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For penne with walnut pesto

  • 1 cup penne (small)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup, thinly sliced mushroom, cremini
  • 1/4 large, sweet onion, sliced
  • salt and pepper (season to taste)
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp heavy cream (whipping cream)
  • 1/4 cup baby spinach
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 4 tsp walnut pesto, jarred
  • 1/2 tsp olive oil, extra virgin

How To Make penne with walnut pesto

  • 1
    Cook the pasta according to package directions, (about 10 minutes) drain and set aside until required.
  • 2
    Place a pan on medium heat and melt the butter, then add the mushrooms and onion slices and saute for 3 - 5 minutes. Watch it doesn't burn. Season with sea salt and fresh ground black pepper.
  • 3
    Now pour in the cream, stir and simmer for 3 - 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Next add the cooked pasta into the pan and reheat for about 3 - 5 minutes. Stir frequently to keep from burning. The sauce is absorbed quickly.
  • 4
    In a small bowl add 4 tsp of walnut pesto and 1/2 tsp of olive oil, stir well to mix.
  • 5
    When the pasta is heated remove from heat and gently stir in the baby spinach and lemon zest.
  • 6
    Pour the pasta into serving bowls and add a tsp of the walnut pesto on top as garnish, to be swirled in.

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