One Pot Pesto Penne Pasta

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Rated 5.0 based on 5 customer reviews
One Pot Pesto Penne Pasta
One Pot Pesto Penne Pasta


Mealthy Tip

Avocado oil has a higher smoke point than olive oil, which means that easily-burning garlic is less likely to char. If you don't have that, use canola, vegetable or coconut oil. Olive oil has a low smoke point, so it's better for finishing dishes or cooking over low heat.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 559 calories; 33g fat; 26.5g carbohydrates; 40g protein; 93mg cholesterol; 750mg sodium.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Per Container 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories 559 Calories from Fat296
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat6g 31%
Trans Fat0.1g
Polyunsaturated Fat6.5g
Monounsaturated Fat17.2g
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 750mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 26.5g 9%
Dietary Fiber3g 11%
Protein 40g
Vitamin A20% Vitamin C18%
Calcium14% Iron19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories: 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
Saturated Fat Less than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300 mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
Dietary Fiber 25g 30g

Calories per gram:

Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4


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Jessica Scott says:

This pesto penne pasta was delicious! Loved the sun-dried tomatoes mixed with the cherry tomatoes. This recipe is good enough to eat with our without chicken. I also used the prepared basil pesto recipe on this site. Yummy!

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Greg Jones says:

I love pasta and this pesto penne version is certainly no exception. This recipe was quick, easy, and delicious. I can eat it warm or cold.

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Dominique M says:

Simple recipe! What I realized though, is that it works way better with homemade pesto, not the jarred stuff.

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DC Cote says:

I used spaghetti instead of penne and it was delicious. I left out the sun-dried tomatoes but added more diced roma toatmoes. Great with chicken or shrimp!

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Rachel Douglas says:

This was perfect sans the sun-dried tomatoes. I used extra garlic, because you can never have too much garlic. I also added some shaved parm on top, so yummy. Great pasta recipe that's not "spaghetti".