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Penne Pesto with Cherry Tomatoes and Mozzarella
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12 INGREDIENTS • 9 STEPS • 20MINS

Penne Pesto with Cherry Tomatoes and Mozzarella

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What’s better than pasta? Especially when tossed with fresh mozzarella, sweet cherry tomatoes and incredible fresh basil pesto made with fruity olive oil? This is a fabulous meal, ready in a flash and loaded with amazing flavor. Adding spinach to the pesto is a great way to add more nutrients.
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What’s better than pasta? Especially when tossed with fresh mozzarella, sweet cherry tomatoes and incredible fresh basil pesto made with fruity olive oil? This is a fabulous meal, ready in a flash and loaded with amazing flavor. Adding spinach to the pesto is a great way to add more nutrients.
20MINS
Total Time
$3.67
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
2
US / Metric
Pine Nuts
2 Tbsp
Penne Pasta
8 oz
Penne Pasta
Garlic
4 cloves
Parmesan Cheese
1/2 cup
Cherry Tomato
1 cup
Cherry Tomato
Fresh Baby Spinach
3 3/4 cups
Fresh Baby Spinach
Olive Oil
1/2 cup
Salt
1 Tbsp
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
1264
Fat
78.9 g
Protein
39.1 g
Carbs
101.6 g
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step 1
Bring eight cups of water and Salt (1/2 Tbsp) to a boil in a large saucepan with a lid over high heat.
step 1 Bring eight cups of water and Salt (1/2 Tbsp) to a boil in a large saucepan with a lid over high heat.
step 2
Meanwhile, juice Lemon (1) into a small bowl. Remove the seeds and set aside. Pick Fresh Basil (1/2 cup) leaves from stems and discard stems. Set leaves aside. Slice the Cherry Tomato (1 cup) in half lengthwise.
step 2 Meanwhile, juice Lemon (1) into a small bowl. Remove the seeds and set aside. Pick Fresh Basil (1/2 cup) leaves from stems and discard stems. Set leaves aside. Slice the Cherry Tomato (1 cup) in half lengthwise.
step 3
To create the pesto, pour Olive Oil (1/2 cup), Fresh Baby Spinach (3 3/4 cups), basil, Pine Nuts (2 Tbsp), Garlic (4 cloves), and lemon juice into the bowl of a food processor.
step 3 To create the pesto, pour Olive Oil (1/2 cup), Fresh Baby Spinach (3 3/4 cups), basil, Pine Nuts (2 Tbsp), Garlic (4 cloves), and lemon juice into the bowl of a food processor.
step 4
Add half of the Parmesan Cheese (1/4 cup), along with Salt (1/2 tsp) and Ground Black Pepper (1/4 tsp). Process until smooth.
step 4 Add half of the Parmesan Cheese (1/4 cup), along with Salt (1/2 tsp) and Ground Black Pepper (1/4 tsp). Process until smooth.
step 5
When water reaches a boil, add Penne Pasta (8 oz) and stir. Cook for 11 minutes, or until desired texture. Drain pasta into a colander and then return to the large pot, placed over medium low heat.
step 5 When water reaches a boil, add Penne Pasta (8 oz) and stir. Cook for 11 minutes, or until desired texture. Drain pasta into a colander and then return to the large pot, placed over medium low heat.
step 6
Toss the pasta evenly with the pesto.
step 6 Toss the pasta evenly with the pesto.
step 7
Add the red cherry tomatoes, and the Fresh Mozzarella Cheese Ball (2/3 cup). Gently toss until well coated and cheese is warm but do not over melt. Remove from heat.
step 7 Add the red cherry tomatoes, and the Fresh Mozzarella Cheese Ball (2/3 cup). Gently toss until well coated and cheese is warm but do not over melt. Remove from heat.
step 8
Place the pasta in the center of two plates with an even distribution of tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan Cheese (1/4 cup).
step 8 Place the pasta in the center of two plates with an even distribution of tomatoes and mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan Cheese (1/4 cup).
step 9
Serve and enjoy!
step 9 Serve and enjoy!
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American
Shellfish-Free
Vegetarian
Pasta
Italian
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