Creamy Pesto Penne with Vegetable Ribbons
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 2 cups uncooked penne pasta
- 1 cup frozen shelled edamame, thawed
- 4 medium carrots
- 2 yellow summer squash
- 1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons butter, divided
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 tablespoons prepared pesto
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
- In a large saucepan, cook pasta according to package directions, adding the edamame during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Meanwhile, using a vegetable peeler or metal cheese slicer, cut carrots and squash into very thin lengthwise strips.
- In a large skillet, saute onion in 1 tablespoon butter until tender. Add the vegetable strips and garlic; saute 2-3 minutes longer or until crisp-tender. Stir in the cream, pesto, salt and remaining butter. Bring to a gentle boil; cook for 2-4 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened and vegetables are tender.
- Drain pasta and edamame; toss with vegetable mixture. Sprinkle with walnuts.
Nutrition Facts1-1/2 cups: 521 calories, 33g fat (16g saturated fat), 79mg cholesterol, 315mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 7g fiber), 15g protein.
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Apr 24, 2015
This was really good, but took much longer to make. Next go round will probably be closer to 30 minutes.
Jul 23, 2014
This was amazing!! I used the whole cup of cream and a tiny bit more pesto. I used peas instead of the edamame. We will definitely have this again.
Jan 11, 2011
Yummy! My husband, who does not prefer vegetarian dinners, devoured this!~ Theresa