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Penne with Parsley Pesto

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Updated May 17, 2018
Penne Parsley Pesto
SERVES
4
COOK TIME
2 Min

How can you go wrong with this mouthwatering penne pasta dish thats chock-full of healthy ingredients, including a homemade parsley pesto?! I like to use a whole grain pasta for this one to really make it a good-for-em dish!

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound uncooked penne pasta
  • 3 cups firmly packed fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup ready-to-serve chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted red peppers

What to Do

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain, rinse, and drain again. Return pasta to cooking pot.
     
  2. Meanwhile, in a blender or food processor, combine the parsley, yogurt, walnuts, Parmesan cheese, oil, garlic powder, and salt. Blend until thoroughly mixed; pour over pasta.
     
  3. Add chicken broth and roasted peppers; mix well and warm over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes, or until thoroughly heated.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 4

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 616
  • Calories from Fat 152
  • Total Fat 17g 26 %
  • Saturated Fat 2.9g 15 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 21g 42 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 7.3mg 2 %
  • Sodium 709mg 30 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 96g 32 %
  • Dietary Fiber 6.2g 25 %
  • Sugars 6.9g 0 %

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