Friday, December 17, 2010

Pasta With Pesto, Potatoes and Green Beans

Are you ready for Christmas? My shopping is done but none of the wrapping. My goal this weekend is to finish everything by Sunday night, so I can enjoy the rest of next week.

Today's recipe is from sometime over the summer. Not sure why I haven't posted this one before because I loved this dish. Do you need a quick, easy dinner? If you're like me and you have pesto in your freezer, give this one a try.

Pasta With Pesto, Potatoes and Green Beans

Recipe Courtesy of Martha Stewart Living

2 waxy potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
1 tablespoon salt
8 ounces cavatappi
8 ounces green beans, trimmed and halved
1/2 cup Pesto
1.Peel and cut 2 waxy potatoes into 1-inch cubes; place in a large pot of water; bring to a boil.
2.Add 1 tablespoon salt and 8 ounces cavatappi or other short tubular pasta; return to a boil; cook 2 minutes.
3.Add 8 ounces trimmed and halved green beans. Return to a boil; cook until vegetables are tender and pasta is al dente, about 6 minutes.
4.Drain; toss with 1/2 cup pesto; season with salt and pepper. Serve warm or at room temperature.

I am linking this to Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum.


  1. Oh that sounds really good! I will have to give it a try.

  2. My kids love pesto and pasta, great idea to add potatoes and bean! Love it!

  3. I have a homemade pesto w/o nuts that would be great in this recipe!!

    I'm glad you're planing to play along during our Countdown to 2011! I love having the posts ready to go during that week -- a little bloggy hiatus :)

  4. This really sounds delicious. I have a recipe that is similar but uses no potatoes. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  5. This pasta dish looks so good. Thank you for sharing the recipe and hope you have a great week end!

  6. I have pesto pastas bookmarked but just haven't made it yet, it looks SO good! Love the green beans in here!

  7. This looks really good. I can't believe your chair covered in snow. I am not ready for it!

  8. That looks delicious. If it ever warms up again here in sunny Florida I'll make this.

  9. Let's not discuss Christmas shopping. Because some of us may or may not have not even started yet.

    Love this pasta! it's definitely an Italian classic for a reason. Delicious.

  10. I have never seen this dish made with potatoes ~ it looks and sounds delicious. I would make this any time of year!

  11. I do, I do have pesto in my freezer! This looks yummy. I'm going to have to give it a try.


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