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Sage Walnut Pesto Penne with Crispy Broccolini & Cranberries
2 or 4 Serving Dinner

Sage Walnut Pesto Penne

with Crispy Broccolini & Cranberries

Tags: Less Prep Gluten-Free High-Protein
SERVINGS
2 4
PREP & COOK TIME
30 min
CALORIES
720
FAT
30g
CARBOHYDRATES
103g
PROTEIN
15g


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INGREDIENTS

  1. 6 oz broccolini, ends trimmed
  2. 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  3. 1 lemon, halved and juiced
  4. ½ oz fresh sage, leaves picked
  5. ¾ cup walnuts
  6. ¼ cup vegan parmesan (divided)
  7. 2 oz baby spinach
  8. 6 oz gluten-free penne pasta
  9. ¼ cup dried cranberries
  10. 4 tbsp + 2 tsp olive oil*
  11. Salt and pepper*
  12. *Not included
  13. Ingredients are listed for 2 servings. If you're making 4 servings, please double your ingredients by using both meal kit bags provided.
  14. For full ingredient list, see Nutrition
Allergens: tree nut (walnut)
Tools: Food processor , Baking sheet, Large pot
SERVINGS
2 4
PREP & COOK TIME
30 min
CALORIES
720
FAT
30g
CARBOHYDRATES
103g
PROTEIN
15g


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INSTRUCTIONS

1
Roast the broccolini

Preheat the oven to 425°F. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil for the pasta. Place broccolini, 2 tsp olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper on a baking sheet and toss. Roast until tender and browned in places, 8 to 10 minutes. (4-serving meal: use 4 tsp olive oil)

2
Prepare the pesto

Add garlic, lemon juice, sage leaves, walnuts, just half the parmesan, baby spinach, 3 tbsp olive oil, ½ tsp salt, and a pinch of pepper to a food processor. Pulse until the sage walnut pesto is well combined but not completely smooth. (4-serving meal: use 6 tbsp olive oil, 1 tsp salt) TIP: You can substitute water for some of the olive oil if you prefer.

3
Cook the pasta

Add pasta to the boiling water, stir, and cook until al dente, 6 to 8 minutes. Reserve ½ cup pasta water and drain the pasta. Return pasta to the pot, off heat. (4-serving meal: reserve 1 cup pasta water)

4
Add the pesto

Add sage walnut pesto and reserved pasta water to the pot with pasta. Cook on low heat, stirring constantly, until pasta is well coated and pesto sauce thickens, 1 to 2 minutes. Taste and add salt as necessary.

5
Serve

Add dried cranberries to the baking sheet with the roasted broccolini and toss. Divide the sage walnut pesto penne between bowls and serve with crispy broccolini and cranberries. Sprinkle with remaining parmesan. Buon appetito!

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