Penne with Parsley Pesto
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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
- Cook pasta according to package directions; drain, rinse, and drain again. Return pasta to cooking pot.
- 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.
- 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
- Calories 616
- Calories from Fat 152
- Total Fat 17g 26 %
- Saturated Fat 2.9g 15 %
- Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
- Protein 21g 42 %
- Cholesterol 7.3mg 2 %
- Sodium 709mg 30 %
- Total Carbohydrates 96g 32 %
- Dietary Fiber 6.2g 25 %
- Sugars 6.9g 0 %