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Eating On A Budget Recipe 1/28

Posted by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 4:03 PM
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Penne with Pistachio Pesto and White Beans

                       Penne with Pistachio Pesto and White Beans Recipe

Pistachios make an interesting and tasty addition to this pesto. Look for roasted pistachios that are in the shell because they're more economical than shelled nuts.

Yield: 4 servings
Cost per Serving: $1.85

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked penne pasta
  • 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup roasted shelled pistachios 
  • garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped seeded peeled tomato 
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • (15-ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • (5-ounce) package arugula
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) shredded fresh pecorino Romano cheese

Preparation

  1. 1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain and rinse with cold water. Drain.
  2. 2. Combine basil, nuts, and garlic in a food processor; process until finely chopped. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil to pan, and swirl to coat. Add basil mixture, and cook for 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in pasta, tomato, and next 3 ingredients (through beans); cook for 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated, tossing to combine. Remove from heat. Add arugula to pan, and toss to slightly wilt. Place about 1 1/4 cups pasta mixture in each of 4 bowls, and top each serving with 1 tablespoon cheese.
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lyrick24
by Platinum Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 4:40 PM

 my idea of a cheap recipe is three ingredients or less.

Hannahsmommy816
by Platinum Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 4:44 PM

 yummy

Ladybugmama86
by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 4:47 PM

 I may have to try this! Walmart now has $1 packs of pistachios that would be just enough for this recipe!!

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fraujones
by Amanda on Jan. 28, 2013 at 4:50 PM

Sounds good!

lizzig
by Ruby Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 5:48 PM

 ohh, that sounds & looks yummy!

MamaMandee
by Mandee on Jan. 28, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Let us know if you do!

Quoting Ladybugmama86:

 I may have to try this! Walmart now has $1 packs of pistachios that would be just enough for this recipe!!


Rain2Rinse
by Gold Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 7:37 PM
I think I will have to pass on this one
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onecuteladybug2
by Ruby Member on Jan. 28, 2013 at 7:56 PM

Sounds interesting

SammiBaby
by on Jan. 28, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Sounds interesting if you can find pistachios for cheap because them suckers are expensive. I wouldn't consider it a cheap meal but still sounds really good.

bether89
by Ruby Member on Jan. 29, 2013 at 12:09 AM

 This looks yummy!  It makes me hungry.

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