Roasted red pepper & parsley pesto with penne

Roasted red pepper & parsley pesto with penne

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Try a new take on pesto and blend red peppers, cashew nuts and parsley then serve spooned through hot pasta

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
495
protein
20g
carbs
57g
fat
21g
saturates
5g
fibre
1g
sugar
2g
salt
0.3g

Ingredients

  • 400g penne
  • 290g jar roasted red peppers, drained
  • large handful flat-leaf parsley, plus a few chopped leaves to garnish
  • 75g unsalted cashews
  • 1 large garlic clove, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 50g Parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), grated

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Method

  1. Cook the pasta following pack instructions. Meanwhile, put the peppers, parsley, nuts, garlic and olive oil in a small food processor or mini chopper, and whizz to a pesto consistency. Season and mix in the Parmesan.
  2. Drain the pasta and return to the pan with the pesto. Stir and gently heat for 1 min, then sprinkle with a little more chopped parsley and serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2013

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stingray11's picture
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Really delicious, flavoursome recipe. And so quick to make too. I'll definitely be making this again.

stingray11's picture
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Really delicious, flavoursome recipe. And so quick to make too. I'll definitely be making this again.

Wildeve's picture

This is one of the quickest meals to prepare, by the time the pasta is cooked it's ready. No need to buy ready meals when you can eat food as good as this and it's really tasty. Those jars of peppers can be bought for about £1 in those large cheap shops that seem to be everywhere .

DS16's picture
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Wowza. I was a bit dubious that this sauce would pack much flavour punch. I'm glad to say I was wrong! Incredibly quick to make and tasted great. I substituted parmesan for pecorino romano. Was delicious, will definitely be a regular on the weekly menu!

reevey's picture
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Great easy meal, ideal meal for one on a busy day. Healthy filling and so quick, 15 minutes from beginning to end, go on give it a go, you won't be sorry. I'd eat again tomorrow. Cheap and cheerful and pleasant to the eye.

reevey's picture
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Lovely full of flavour supper, ideal for a busy day. Soooo easy makes a good filling meal that only takes 15 minutes from start to eating. I'd eat again tomorrow, good meal for one let alone 4 and cheap. Go on give it a go!

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