Penne With Garlic Pesto

Penne With Garlic Pesto


"This pesto recipe is made with vegetable stock instead of olive oil."


20 m servings 377 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 377 kcal
  • 19%
  • Fat:
  • 6.4 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 66.6g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 16.1 g
  • 32%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 157 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a small saucepan, combine stock and garlic cloves. Simmer for about 5 minutes, or until garlic is soft. Alternatively, microwave on High for 5 minutes in a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Add basil to the bowl of a food processor; chop fine. Blend in stock mixture. Add Parmesan cheese and pine nuts; chop fine. Pesto can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 24 hours.
  3. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling, salted water until al dente. Drain well, and return to pot. Stir in pesto to coat pasta. Toss with tomatoes.
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  1. 12 Ratings


I didn't make the past dish, but I did make the pesto from this recipe. It was quite good! I've been looking for a lower-fat pesto and this recipe definitely fits the bill. I found that I did...

Went pretty fast :) I used about half of the vegetable stock and added some olive oil. Also, instead of using whole tomatoes I tossed the pasta with sliced sun-dried tomoatoes and small cubes of...

Use less vegetable stock that reccomended, I found that my pesto was too soup-y.

Not the best pesto in the world, but still quite good. It's amazing that it's that good with so little fat! This is now my new default pesto recipe, and I'll use the pesto in everything in the...

Wonderful first try with pesto. I used another sauce recipe from this site, but did substitute vegetable stock for half of the oil. I also used walnuts, as that recipe suggested. I enjoyed th...

I didn't like the taste but my husband loved it.

We didnt really like this dish all that much. Very pretty dish but I think its one of those you have to have a taste for. Plus I should have known with my little ones it would fail, because of i...