Pesto made with toasted walnuts, garlic, basil and spinach stirred into a rich Italian sauce is tossed with penne and topped with Parmesan cheese.
cost per recipe: $5.95
The price is determined by the national average.
cup walnuts, toasted
cup loosely-packed fresh basil leaves
cups loosely packed baby spinach(about 1/2 of a 6-ounce package)
cups Prego® Heart Smart™ Ricotta Parmesan Italian Sauce
pound penne pasta(about 5 cups), cooked and drained
tablespoons Parmesan cheese(optional)
Place the walnuts and garlic into a food processor or blender. Cover and process until the mixture is finely chopped. Add the basil and spinach and process until the mixture forms a smooth paste.
Heat the sauce and the walnut mixture in a 2-quart saucepan over medium heat for 5 minutes or until the mixture is hot and bubbling.
Place the penne into a large bowl. Add the sauce mixture and toss to coat. Sprinkle with the cheese, if desired.