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    Penne With Blue Cheese, Pesto, Walnuts, and Asparagus

    Penne With Blue Cheese, Pesto, Walnuts, and Asparagus. Photo by Jamie Lynne

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    25 mins

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    15 mins

    Jamie Lynne's Note:

    I cut this out of the newspaper. It is great, but I would only recommend this for pesto lovers. This can be made with feta cheese instead of blue cheese.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add salt and stir in the penne. Reduce to medium-high and cook penne, uncovered, until al dente, 6-7 minutes.
    2. 2
      Meanwhile, place walnuts on a rimmed baking sheet and bake in preheated 350-degree o ven until lightly toasted, 4-5 minutes.
    3. 3
      Place pesto and blue c heese in a large serving bowl and using a fork, mash the blue cheese into the pesto.
    4. 4
      Rinse asparagus spears and snap off and discard their tough ends. Break spears into 1 1/2-inch long pieces.
    5. 5
      During the last 3 minutes of the penne cooking time, add asparagus to pot and cook until bright green and crisp-tender. Drain penne and asparagus well in colander. Add to the bowl with the pesto and stir to coat them well. Top with toasted walnuts and serve at once.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 03, 2007

      55

      This was yummy! Makes normal pesto pasta seem boring! (surprise, surprise, I love something with EXTRA cheese!) My hubby said, "I can't stop eating this!" Only change I made was to use pecans instead of walnuts b/c that was what was in the pantry. Thanks so much!

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    Nutritional Facts for Penne With Blue Cheese, Pesto, Walnuts, and Asparagus

    Serving Size: 1 (151 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 435.9
     
    Calories from Fat 205
    47%
    Total Fat 22.8 g
    35%
    Saturated Fat 3.5 g
    17%
    Cholesterol 6.3 mg
    2%
    Sodium 127.9 mg
    5%
    Total Carbohydrate 51.4 g
    17%
    Dietary Fiber 9.3 g
    37%
    Sugars 1.5 g
    6%
    Protein 11.8 g
    23%

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