Herby pesto, bean & potato pasta

Herby pesto, bean & potato pasta

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

You’ll make this again and again, it's good for you, low fat and simple to make

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
405
protein
14g
carbs
66g
fat
12g
saturates
4g
fibre
4g
sugar
4g
salt
0.21g

Ingredients

  • 500g bag new potatoes, halved
  • 400g pasta shapes
  • 225g green beans, trimmed and sliced
  • 2 tbsp crème fraîche

For the pesto

  • large bunch mixed herbs (use whatever you have, such as basil, chives, dill, mint, parsley, or rocket - about 25g in total)
  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • zest 1 lemon, plus a squeeze of juice
  • 50g parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), grated, plus extra shaved, to serve

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Method

  1. Bring a pan of salted water to the boil and cook the potatoes for 5 mins. Add the pasta and cook following pack instructions. Add the green beans 3 mins before the end.
  2. Meanwhile, in a mini chopper or small food processor, blitz the pesto ingredients until roughly chopped.
  3. When the pasta is cooked, drain and tip back into the pan. Toss through the pesto and crème fraîche and divide into bowls. Serve with shaved Parmesan on top.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, June 2011

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debbiemassey's picture
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Loved it. The potato & pasta make an unusual but great combination. Well worth a try, I'll definitely be making it again

angelstarsew's picture
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Jim I used about a quarter of a jar for 2 people.

haddyanne's picture

I didn't fancy potatoes and past together. Did the pasta and added Canellini beans instead. Quite nice but very, very filling.

macker1's picture

This looks very interesting - and I will try it with the ready made pasto ( as there's a jar in the cupboard ! )
But do we really mean a jar of pasto......a whole jar ???
I note that SEW23 quoted a jar of pesto - but are we really being specific here ?

angelstarsew's picture
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Really tasty as the others said I thought the potatoes wouldn't work but they did. I used a jar of pesto was very tasty, will make again.

folkoono's picture

It sounds like this would work with pasta or potatoes but not necessarily both. I would probably switch the potatoes out for butter beans or something.

norathepixie's picture
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Made this for dinner and it was really good but the potatoes didn't really fit with the dish. I did it again and added left over roast chicken instead of the new potatoes and it was delicious!

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