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Walnut, pear and pesto penne

Walnut, pear and pesto penne


This satisfying pasta recipe is great for sharing on a cold winter’s night

  • Feeds 2 Feeds 2
  • Ready in 20 minutes

Each serving contains

  • Energy
    3093kj 740kcal
  • Fat
    High 58%
  • Saturates
    High 56%
  • Sugar
    Low 58%
  • Salt
    Low 58%

% of adult’s reference intake | Carbohydrates per serving : 69g


  • 150g Co-op wholewheat penne
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 200g Co-op British leeks, sliced
  • 150g Co-op frozen peas
  • 1 small Co-op British pear, peeled and grated
  • 2 tbsp Co-op pesto
  • 150ml Co-op reduced fat crème fraîche
  • 25g walnuts, chopped


  1. Cook the penne according to the pack instructions
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan and gently fry the leek for 5 mins, until beginning to soften
  3. Add the peas, pear and pesto and stir
  4. Cover the pan and cook for 5 mins more
  5. Remove half the cooked mixture and blend with the crème fraîche
  6. Season to taste
  7. Drain the pasta and toss with the blended crème fraîche until well combined
  8. Divide between 2 bowls and top with the reserved pea and leek mixture
  9. Serve sprinkled with the walnuts

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