prep time
30 minutes
cook time
15 minutes

Penne Pasta with Pesto Sauce 

Make this scrumptious Penne pasta in pesto sauce with Del Monte penne pasta, Del Monte extra-virgin olive oil, garlic, cherry tomatoes, cream, black peppercorns, fresh basil leaves, groundnuts, parmesan cheese.


200 Gram Del Monte Penne pasta boiled
2 TBSP Del Monte Extra virgin olive oil
6 Clove garlic
20 Cherry tomatoes
2 TBSP Low fat cream
3/4 cup Fresh basil leaves
3 TBSP Groundnuts or cashew nuts toasted
1/4 cup Processed cheese crumbled
3 TBSP Del Monte Extra virgin olive oil
- Black peppercorns crushed to taste
- pesto sauce
- Salt To Taste


  1.  For the pesto sauce take basil leaves, groundnuts or cashew nuts, 4 garlic cloves, most of the processed cheese and 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil in a grinder jar and grind. Add another 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil and grind to a semi coarse paste.
  2. To make the pasta dish, heat 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil in a non-stick pan. Slice the garlic cloves.
  3. Add garlic to the hot oil and sauté till golden. Add cherry tomatoes and sauté for 2-3 minutes, pressing the tomatoes a little with the back of the ladle. Add the pasta and toss for 2 minutes. Add ¼ cup water and mix.
  4. Add the pesto sauce and mix well. Add cream, salt and crushed peppercorns and toss. Cook for a minute.
  5. Serve hot garnished with the remaining processed cheese.

Enjoy your meal!

Total Calories - 214

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