Penne Pasta Recipe In Spinach Pesto Sauce
The Penne Pasta Recipe In Spinach Pesto Sauce is a healthy and creamy pasta recipe made from spinach and basil and tossed in a durum wheat penne pasta. It makes a perfect healthy kids pasta or even a pasta for a weekend dinner. Serve the pasta along with a mushroom bruschetta to make your meal complete.
The Penne Pasta Recipe in Spinach Pesto is a healthy and creamy pasta recipe made from spinach and basil and tossed in a durum wheat penne pasta.
Simply blend all the ingredients for the pesto, along with almonds and toss it in Penne Pasta and serve it to your kids. The Spinach Basil Pesto sauce that we have used in this recipe is rich in Iron and is packed with flavour.
Serve Creamy Spinach Pesto Penne Pasta along with slice of Garlic Bread with Herb Butter and glass of Mulled Apple Juice for a weeknight dinner. It also makes a great healthy indian pasta recipe for kids.
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- 1/4 cup Cherry tomatoes , halved
- 1/2 cup Milk
- Salt and Pepper , to taste For The Spinach Basil Pesto
- 1 cup Spinach , chopped
- 1/2 cup Basil leaves , chopped
- 4 cloves Garlic
- 10 Whole Almonds (Badam) , blanched and skin removed
- 1 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
- 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
- Salt and Pepper , taste
How to make Penne Pasta Recipe In Spinach Pesto Sauce
To begin making Creamy Spinach Pesto Penne Pasta Recipe start by cooking the Penne Pasta.
In a large pot, add water and bring it to a boil. Once the water has boiled, add a teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of oil.
Add the pasta to the boiling water and allow it to cook in boiling water until it is al dente. This process should take a good 10 minutes.
Once the pasta has cooked, drain the water and run the cooked pasta under running water to stop the cooking process.
Drizzle some oil on top of penne pasta and make sure to coat all of the pasta with the oil so they don't stick together.
Wash and chop the spinach and basil leaves.
Blend it in the mixer grinder, along the the blanched almonds, salt, pepper, chilli powder, cumin powder and garlic. Make a smooth spinach basil pesto by adding a little water and keep aside.
The final step is to make the Creamy Spinach Pesto Penne Pasta Recipe
Heat olive oil in a saucepan, add in the spinach basil pesto, the cooked penne pasta, the milk and salt to taste. Toss until the penne pasta is well coated in the spinach pesto sauce.
Once done, turn of the heat and serve the Creamy Spinach Pesto Penne Pasta immediately.