One-Pan Creamy Pesto Whole Wheat Penne

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3 cups water

1/2 cup white wine

1/2 cup heavy cream

3/4 cup basil pesto

1 teaspoon minced garlic

4 cups dry whole wheat penne

1/2–3/4 cup shredded mozzarella

Fresh basil, to garnish


In a large skillet bring water, wine and cream to a boil.

Add the pesto, garlic and penne. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes stirring occasionally.

Check to ensure pasta is tender. If not, let it simmer for another 5 minutes until the pasta has reached the desired consistency.

Top with cheese and basil.

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