All credit for this post goes to my husband, Aaron. Not only did he cook this meal, he took every single one of these pictures! Taking pictures is a huge deal for him because he really does not like picking up a camera. So don’t forget to leave him a comment to let him know he did a great job!
This meal was a fun experiment. Anything with potatoes is usually gold with me. I consider myself a carbivore. And pesto is usually a safe bet with me too. Aaron found this recipe and decided to make it one evening. But I wasn’t able to get home in time to take pictures while he cooked so he picked up the camera and took the pictures himself to document this delish dish.
- 1/2 pound dry penne pasta
- 4 red potatoes, cut into 1/4 inch slices
- 1/4 pound fresh green beans, cut into 2 inch pieces
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 1/3 cup pesto
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil, and cook the penne pasta for 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente. Remove from heat, drain, and return to the pot.
- Bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil, and cook the potatoes about 7 minutes. Place the green beans in the saucepan with the potatoes. Continue cooking about 3 minutes. Drain the partially cooked potatoes and green beans, and set aside.
- Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and saute the garlic about 1 minute. Stir in the potatoes and green beans. Season with salt and pepper. Cook and stir until potatoes and beans are tender and lightly browned.
- Toss the potato mixture into the pot with the drained pasta. Mix in the yogurt, pesto, and Parmesan cheese. Reserve a little Parmesan to sprinkle on top when serving.
As for the pesto…Aaron looked up a separate pesto recipe and followed that. We can’t find it online but it’s really simple:
- 3c fresh basil leaves
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 3/4c grated parmesean
- 1/2c olive oil
- 1/4c pine nuts
Throw all of those in a food processor and blend.
Hope you enjoy!
Don’t forget to give Aaron a little comment love and let him know he did a great job!
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