Whole Wheat Penne with Spinach Herb Pesto
Whole grain penne pasta tossed with a bright and refreshing flavored sauce of fresh herbs, spinach, and goats cheese.
Servings: 6
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  1. Bring pot of water to boil for pasta.
  2. In a small skillet lightly toast pignoli (pine) nuts over low flame, watching and shaking pan so not to burn; put aside to cool.
  3. Mince garlic cloves in food processor; add spinach leaves, parsley, basil, lemon zest, squeeze of lemon juice, parmesan cheese, goats cheese (garlic and herb), and cooled pignoli nuts; process until well minced; add olive oil and continue processing until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste; set aside.
  4. Salt boiling water and add pasta, cook according to package directions; drain and set aside, reserving about 1/2 cup of pasta water.
  5. Scrape sauce from processor into serving bowl; add hot pasta, mixing well; add reserved cooking water a little at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  6. Top pasta dish with fresh grated parmesan and diced roasted red pepper for garnish; serve and enjoy!
Nutrition summary

There are 421 calories in 1 serving of Whole Wheat Penne with Spinach Herb Pesto.
Calorie split: 32% fat, 54% carbs, 14% protein.

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