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Fresh Tomato and Pesto Penne with Parmesan

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12 oz (375 g) penne or other short pasta
2 tbsp (30 mL) all-purpose flour
2 cups (500 mL) Milk
1/3 cup (80 mL) basil pesto
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
2 cups (500 mL) grape tomatoes or cherry tomatoes, halved
Freshly grated Canadian Parmesan cheese
Fresh basil leaves

Yields: 4 servings

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  • Course Main Dishes
  • Prep. Time 5 mins
  • Cooking Time 15 mins
  • Yields 4 servings
  • Course Main Dishes
  • Prep. Time 5 mins
  • Cooking Time 15 mins
  • Yields 4 servings

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Ingredients

12 oz (375 g) penne or 
other short pasta
2 tbsp (30 mL) all-purpose flour
2 cups (500 mL) Milk
1/3 cup (80 mL) basil pesto
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
1/4 tsp (1 mL) pepper
2 cups (500 mL) grape tomatoes or 
cherry tomatoes, halved
Freshly grated Canadian Parmesan cheese
Fresh basil leaves

Preparation

In large saucepan, cook penne according to directions on package; drain immediately and return to saucepan.

Whisk flour into milk and pour over pasta in pan. Stir in pesto; cook over medium heat, stirring, for about 5 min or until sauce is thickened. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in tomatoes and serve sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. Garnish with fresh basil.

Tips

Cooking Tip:
Look for prepared basil pesto in the refrigerated section of the grocery store with the fresh pastas or in jars with the tomato pasta sauces. Make sure basil is the first ingredient in the list on the label.

For the Adventurous: Add 1 19 oz can (540 mL) chickpeas, drained and rinsed, with pesto. Add 1 cup (250 mL) mini or quartered bocconcini cheese and 1/3 cup (80 mL) slivered fresh basil with tomatoes.

Healthy Eating Tip:
If you're pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant you need to pay special attention to four key nutrients: folate, iron, Vitamin D and calcium. This recipe is an excellent source of three of these hard to get nutrients. A focus on fibre and fluids may also be helpful. Follow these tips:

  • Select a whole grain pasta to boost the fibre in this dish.
  • Add cold milk, chocolate milk or even a decaf latte to top up Vitamin D, calcium and fluid.
  • Sprinkle with extra Parmesan for a calcium boost.
  • Pair this dish with a spinach and orange salad to complement the excellent source of folate in this dish.
  • Add thin slices of cooked roast beef or cooked beans to maximize the iron your body can use.

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Did you know?

In 1974, the Milk Calendar began with eight recipes. Today’s features 3 times that many! Learn more about our rich history!

This recipe is brought to you by:

My Milk Calendar From the 2007 Milk Calendar Explore all Milk Calendar recipes

Did you know?

In 1974, the Milk Calendar began with eight recipes. Today’s features 3 times that many! Learn more about our rich history!

This recipe is brought to you by:

My Milk Calendar From the 2007 Milk Calendar Explore all Milk Calendar recipes

Nutritional Info

Per serving
Energy: 543 Calories
Protein: 19 g
Carbohydrate: 82 g
Fat: 15 g
Fibre: 5 g
Sodium: 775 mg

Top 5 Nutrients

Nutrient % DV*
Calcium: 22 % / 242 mg
Folate: 89 % / 196 mcg
Thiamin: 46 % / 0.6 mg
Niacin: 39 % / 9 mg
Magnesium: 32 % / 79 mg

*percentage of daily value

*Note: The daily value (DV) is established by Health Canada and corresponds to the daily quantity recommended for each nutrient. The percentage of the daily value (% DV) indicates the proportion of the nutrient provided by a serving of the recipe, in comparison with the quantity recommended.

This recipe contains 3/4 milk product serving(s) per person.

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