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Whole Wheat Penne with Pesto and Ricotta Recipe

Looking for an easy Whole Wheat Penne with Pesto and Ricotta recipe? Learn how to make Whole Wheat Penne with Pesto and Ricotta using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by dscraig

Makes 4 servings



From Every Day with Rachael Ray February 2008

Recipe Ingredients for Whole Wheat Penne with Pesto and Ricotta

1 Salt
1 pound penne pasta
1/3 cup walnut pieces (a generous handful)
1 cup spinach or baby spinach leaves
1/2 cup arugula leaves
1/3 cup parsley (a generous handful)
1 clove garlic, smashed and peeled
1 Pepper
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
2/3 cup grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese (a couple of generous handfuls)
1 cup ricotta cheese
1 tablespoon honey

Recipe Directions for Whole Wheat Penne with Pesto and Ricotta

  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil, salt it, add the pasta and cook until al dente. Drain, reserving a ladleful of the pasta cooking water.

  2. In a small skillet, toast the nuts over medium-low heat, tossing occasionally, until fragrant, about 4 minutes; let cool. Using a food processor, puree the nuts, spinach, arugula, parsley and garlic; season with salt and pepper. With the machine on, pour in the EVOO in a steady stream and mix until a thick paste forms. Transfer the pesto to a large pasta bowl; stir in the parmigiano-reggiano and reserved pasta cooking water.

  3. In a small bowl, combine the ricotta and honey, season with pepper and set aside.

  4. Add the pasta to the pesto, toss and let stand for 1 minute. Serve with dollops of the honey ricotta.

Categories

Main Dish, Italian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 241.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
729
Calories from Fat
329
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
36.5g
56%
Saturated Fat
9.0g
45%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
117mg
39%
Sodium
411mg
17%
Potassium
441mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates
72.2g
24%
Dietary Fiber
1.1g
4%
Sugars
4.9g
Protein
29.2g
Vitamin A 31% Vitamin C 16%
Calcium 40% Iron 29%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
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