Recipe by Mikey's Kitchen
"This is a recipe you can serve hot or cold. A great side-dish or can be a full meal. My kids love this and it's always a hit. You could also add poached or grilled chicken. You can also freeze any leftover pesto for later use."
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fresh basil leaves
mini penne pasta
sliced Kalamata olives
diced roasted red pepper
chopped sun-dried tomatoes
grated Parmesan cheese
I liked how fresh it tasted, but probably won't make it again.
This was SO GOOD. Definitely will make again. It wasn't that time consuming, either. The only changes I made were to omit the olives and substitute green beans for asparagus. I especially loved the toasted pine nuts in it. My dad told me how to roast a red pepper: cut it into flat pieces and put them skin side up under the broiler until they turn black, then peel the black skin off. It turned out great. I might actually put in more veggies next time.
Delicious! Everyone gobbled it all up!
Absolutely delicious!!! Fresh herbs from the garden-yum!
OMG this was amazing! I didn't have any olives and didn't add roasted red peppers bec my son doesn't like spicy. I added a little more olive oil to the pasta and to the pesto mixture. Other than that, no other changes. Even my picky little eater loved it! WOW! Thank you!
I added some grape tomatos, cut in half. I will definitely make this again as it's wonderful chilled and in Texas, we need chilled pasta!
Delicious and so fast to pull together! Used fresh basil from the garden and grapeseed oil for the pesto. Also increased veggies by about 50% across the board and then used all the pesto. Added half the pesto to the veggies and mixed in thoroughly, then added the penne and the rest of the pesto. The flavor was just right for us. Thanks for sharing a wonderful recipe!
Literally just finished cooking! this is awesome! I did not use the kalamata olives, but i did grill the pepper, asparagus and zucchini! yum yum yum, I also skipped the lemon, partially because i forgot, and this was the first time i made pesto. Other than a little struggle with the food processor, so easy! definitively a new favorite!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Pesto Penne Primavera
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 185
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