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Recipe : Penne Pasta with Pesto Sauce


  • 200 Gram Del Monte Penne Pasta Boiled 
  • 2 TBSP Del Monte Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
  • 6 Clove Garlic 
  • 20 Cherry Tomatoes 
  • 2 TBSP Low Fat Cream 
  • ¾ Cup Fresh Basil Leaves 
  • 3 TBSP Groundnuts Or Cashew Nuts Toasted 
  • ¼ Cup Processed Cheese Crumbled 
  • 3 TBSP Del Monte Extra Virgin Olive Oil 
  • Black Peppercorns Crushed To Taste 
  • Pesto Sauce 
  • Salt To Taste 


  • For the pesto sauce take basil leaves, groundnuts or cashew nuts, 4 garlic cloves, most of the processed cheese and 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil in a grinder jar and grind. Add another 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil and grind to a semi coarse paste. 
  • To make the pasta dish, heat 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil in a non-stick pan. Slice the garlic cloves. 
  • Add garlic to the hot oil and sauté till golden. Add cherry tomatoes and sauté for 2-3 minutes, pressing the tomatoes a little with the back of the ladle. Add the pasta and toss for 2 minutes. Add ¼ cup water and mix. 
  • Add the pesto sauce and mix well. Add cream, salt and crushed peppercorns and toss. Cook for a minute. 
  • Serve hot garnished with the remaining processed cheese.               

Enjoy your meal! 

BY: Del Monte

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