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Penne With Green Beans & Basil

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  Penne pasta/Bow tie pasta 8 Ounce
  Salt To Taste
  Green beans 1 Pound, trimmed and halved
  Fresh basil leaves 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Extra-virgin olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Ground black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Tomato 1 Medium, diced
  Basil leaves 6 , garnish

Prepare pasta in boiling salted water as label directs.
Meanwhile, in 12 inch skillet, heat 1 inch water to boiling over high heat.
Add beans and 1/2 teaspoon salt; heat to boiling.
Cook, uncovered, 8 to 10 minutes, until tender crisp.
Rinse beans under cold running water to cool slightly; drain again.
In blender at high speed, blend basil, oil, and 1 tablespoon water until almost smooth, stopping blender occasionally and scraping down sides with rubber spatula.
Transfer basil puree to large bowl; stir in pepper and 1 teaspoon salt.
Drain pasta; rinse under cold running water and drain again.
Toss pasta, beans, and tomato with basil puree.
Garnish with basil leaves.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1534 Calories from Fat 546

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 59 g90.1%

Saturated Fat 3.9 g19.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 424 mg17.7%

Total Carbohydrates 204 g67.9%

Dietary Fiber 26.6 g106.5%

Sugars 17.7 g

Protein 39 g77.4%

Vitamin A 52.3% Vitamin C 35.9%

Calcium 7.7% Iron 33.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Penne With Green Beans & Basil Recipe