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Penne with Tomato and Basil Pesto

This tasty, budget-friendly dinner is perfect for busy weeknights.

Serves 8
Ready in 25 mins
Prep time 12 mins
Cooking time 13 mins
327 calories per serving


> 1 lb penne rigate pasta
> 3 tbsp unsalted roasted almonds
> 3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
> 1 ( 10.5 oz ) container cherry tomatoes
> 1/2 cup fresh basil, roughly chopped
> 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
> 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook, following the preparation instructions for al dente on the packaging.
While the pasta is cooking, place the almonds and garlic in a food processor and pulse until chopped. Add the cherry tomatoes and basil and process to a chunky puree. Add the olive oil and half of the Parmesan and pulse until combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Drain the pasta and top with the sauce. Serve, with the remaining Parmesan to sprinkle on top.

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