Pesto Penne Pasta with Potatoes and Green Beans

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Place potatoes in large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil; simmer 10 minutes or until tender. Drain well.Cook pasta according to package directions, but after first 5 minutes add green beans. Continue cooking until pasta and beans are just tender (about 13 minutes total). Drain well, reserving ⅓ cup cooking water.Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir red pepper and garlic 1 to 2 minutes. Add potatoes, pesto, salt and pepper to skillet; cook and stir 1 minute.In large serving bowl, toss hot cooked pasta and beans with pesto-potato mixture and reserved cooking liquid. Serve immediately garnished with cheese and freshly ground pepper.

Ingredients

  1. Check 1 package Simply Potatoes® Red Potato Wedges
  2. Check 12 ounces uncooked penne or fusilli pasta
  3. Check 1 pound fresh green beans, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
  4. Check 1 tablespoon olive oil
  5. Check 1/2 small red bell pepper, cut into thin slices
  6. Check 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  7. Check 2 tablespoons prepared basil pesto
  8. Check salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  9. Check 1/3 cup shredded Crystal Farms® Asiago & Parmesan Cheese

Directions

  1. Place potatoes in large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil; simmer 10 minutes or until tender. Drain well.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions, but after first 5 minutes add green beans. Continue cooking until pasta and beans are just tender (about 13 minutes total). Drain well, reserving ⅓ cup cooking water.
  3. Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir red pepper and garlic 1 to 2 minutes. Add potatoes, pesto, salt and pepper to skillet; cook and stir 1 minute.
  4. In large serving bowl, toss hot cooked pasta and beans with pesto-potato mixture and reserved cooking liquid. Serve immediately garnished with cheese and freshly ground pepper.