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

Sage Walnut Pesto Penne

with Crispy Broccolini & Cranberries

Tags: Gluten-Free, High-Protein, Soy-Free
SERVINGS
2
PREP & COOK TIME
30 min
CALORIES
700
FAT
34g
CARBOHYDRATES
83g
PROTEIN
31g

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INGREDIENTS

  1. 6 oz broccolini
  2. 2 garlic cloves
  3. 1 lemon
  4. ½ oz fresh sage
  5. ¾ cup walnuts
  6. ¼ cup soy-free vegan parmesan
  7. 2 oz baby spinach
  8. 6 oz Banza® pasta
  9. ¼ cup dried cranberries
  10. 4 tbsp + 2 tsp olive oil*
  11. Salt and pepper*
  12. *Not included
  13. For full ingredient list, see Nutrition
Allergens: tree nut (walnut)
Tools: Food processor , Baking sheet, Large pot
SERVINGS
2
PREP & COOK TIME
30 min
CALORIES
700
FAT
34g
CARBOHYDRATES
83g
PROTEIN
31g

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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. Trim the broccolini. Add broccolini, 2 tsp olive oil, and a pinch of salt and pepper to a baking sheet, and toss. Roast until tender and browned in places, 8 to 10 minutes.

2
Prepare the pesto

Peel the garlic. Halve and juice the lemon. Pick the sage leaves and discard the stems. Add peeled 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. 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
Add the pesto

Add sage walnut pesto and reserved pasta water to the pot with the 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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