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Creamy Pesto Penne

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I made this up for nights when I am time poor. This works well with good shop bought pesto. For variations try it with a few cups of cooked chicken or use gnocchi in place of the penne.


Serves: 4 - 6

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 125 millilitres dry white wine
  • 510 grams penne pasta
  • 63 millilitres pesto
  • 311 millilitres cream
  • 57 grams toasted pinenuts


Creamy Pesto Penne is a community recipe submitted by Coby and has not been tested by so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Cook penne in salted water until cooked to al dente. Drain well.
  • Meanwhile, heat the oil with the garlic on a gentle heat in a large saucepan. Stir gently and cook until fragrant. Add the wine, pesto, cream and pine nuts. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to simmer and simmer for three minutes.
  • Add the pasta to the sauce, stir well and serve, garnished with basil if preferred.
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