Sicilian Pesto Penne Rigate

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By: Roxana's Home Baking

Course: Main Dish
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Makes 6 Servings


Ingredients

  • 1 box Dreamfields Penne Rigate

  • 1/4 cup almonds

  • 1 8.5 oz jar sun-dried tomatoes packed in olive oil undrained

  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves, packed

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 pinch pepper


Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Reserve 1/2 cup cooking liquid prior to draining. Place in large bowl; set aside.

  2. Meanwhile, place almonds in food processor container. Pulse until almonds resemble breadcrumbs. Add tomatoes with oil, basil, garlic, Parmesan, salt and pepper; process until blended completely with a creamy texture.

  3. Add pesto mixture to pasta. Stir in enough reserved cooking liquid to create a smooth silky sauce coating the pasta.


Nutritional Information

  • 390 Calories

  • 17 g Fat

  • 59 g Carbohydrates

  • 14 g Protein

  • 5 mg Cholesterol

  • 100 mg Sodium

  • 8 g Dietary Fiber

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