Pesto Penne
  • Complexity: Easy
  • Srv: 5
  • Total Time: 30 min


  • 1 13 oz. box whole wheat penne
  • 1/4 C prepared pesto
  • 1/4 C freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • salt


  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions for al dente pasta. When the noodles have finished cooking, drain the cooking water, reserving about 1/4 C of the water. Place the drained noodles back into the cooking pot and mix in the pesto, salting to taste. If the pasta begins to stick and clump together, add 1 TBSP of the reserved pasta cooking water at a time until the noodles separate. Place pesto noodles in a clean bowl and top with parmesan cheese.