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Penne in Creamy Basil-Walnut Sauce

Have we got a creamy, dreamy pasta dish for you. This pesto-infused penne dish is prepared in a basil-walnut sauce that will awaken your tastebuds.

Penne in Creamy Basil-Walnut Sauce


For 6 people

  • 2 slices white bread
  • 1/2 cup(s) fat-free milk
  • 2 cup(s) loosely packed basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup(s) coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoon(s) grated fresh Pecorino Romano cheese
  • 1 tablespoon(s) extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 16 ounce(s) uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 tablespoon(s) chopped parsley


Trim crusts from bread. Place bread in a shallow dish; pour milk over bread. Let stand 5 minutes. Place bread mixture in a food processor; add basil and next 6 ingredients (basil through garlic). Set aside without processing. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 3 tbsp. cooking liquid. Place pasta in a large bowl. Add reserved cooking liquid to basil mixture in food processor, and process until smooth. Add the pesto to pasta; toss well to coat. Sprinkle with parsley and serve immediately.

Nutrition facts

  • Kcal: 410.6 kcal
  • Fibers (g): 3.85g
  • Sodium (mg): 406.51mg
  • Carbs: 66.72g
  • Fat: 11.76g
  • Saturated fat (g): 1.44g
  • Proteins: 12.03g