Pesto Pasta with Green Beans and Potatoes

Pesto Pasta with Green Beans and Potatoes

Kat 1

"Penne pasta is tossed with fresh green beans and red potatoes in a creamy pesto-yogurt sauce. Different and yummy!"


45 m servings 575 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 575 kcal
  • 29%
  • Fat:
  • 16.3 g
  • 25%
  • Carbs:
  • 88.3g
  • 28%
  • Protein:
  • 19.6 g
  • 39%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 266 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil, and cook the penne pasta for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente. Remove from heat, drain, and return to the pot.
  2. Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil, and cook the potatoes about 7 minutes. Place the green beans in the saucepan with the potatoes. Continue cooking about 3 minutes. Drain the partially cooked potatoes and green beans, and set aside.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and saute the garlic about 1 minute. Stir in the potatoes and green beans. Season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir until potatoes and beans are tender and lightly browned.
  4. Toss the potato mixture into the pot with the drained pasta. Mix in the yogurt, pesto, and Parmesan cheese. Reserve a little Parmesan to sprinkle on top when serving.
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  1. 44 Ratings


Several years ago I spent time in Italy with my Italian friend when she went home to visit. While there we visited her friend in Liguria and was served this dish as it is very popular in that r...

I made this with angel hair, and replaced the yogurt with light sour cream. Also added in mushrooms. Girlfriend is a PESTO FREAK and LOVED IT!

Kat, you've got a 5-star recipe here! I thought it was a delicious blend of flavor that I would be proud to serve guests. I didn't have any prepared pesto, although I do have LOTS of Lime Basi...

It's more tangy than expected, probably the yogurt. I made this for a couple of friends and got mixed reviews. It wasn't a "yummy" dish... it was more an "ok" dish.

I love this website and use it a lot. I've been irritated more than once when there is a long string of people who have rated a recipe really high and then someone gives it a one star - I just ...

This was amazing, but of course there were some slight alterations I made. I followed the recipe to the T except when it came to a few little things. I followed the reviews of some of the others...

This was just delicious!!! After seeing another reviewers suggestion, I added about a tsp of sugar when mixing the final ingredients together. Perfect!

Was just ok. Good but we didn't feel it was anything special.

Perfect! I added a tiny bit of lemon. Mine is way more green than in the photo. Absolutely perfect for summer!! :)