Creamy Pesto Parmesan Penne

Creamy Pesto Parmesan Penne

Creamy Pesto Parmesan Penne is a delightful Italian pasta dish that combines the rich flavors of basil pesto, creamy Parmesan sauce, and perfectly cooked penne pasta. It’s a crowd-pleaser and a go-to recipe for weeknight dinners or special occasions.


  • 2 cups of penne pasta
  • 1/2 cup of basil pesto
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish


  1. Cook the penne pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a saucepan, heat the heavy cream over low heat until it begins to simmer.
  3. Stir in the basil pesto and grated Parmesan cheese, and continue to cook, stirring constantly, until the sauce is smooth and well combined.
  4. Season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Add the cooked penne pasta to the sauce and toss until the pasta is coated evenly with the creamy pesto sauce.
  6. Serve hot, garnished with fresh basil leaves and extra grated Parmesan cheese if desired.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Creamy Pesto Parmesan Penne is a delicious pasta dish that brings together the bold flavors of basil pesto and creamy Parmesan sauce. It’s quick and easy to make, making it a perfect choice for busy weeknights or when you want to impress your guests with a flavorful Italian meal.

Nutrition Information: (per serving) Calories: 450, Fat: 28g, Carbohydrates: 37g, Protein: 12g

Creamy Pesto Parmesan Penne is a versatile dish that can be served as a main course or as a side dish alongside grilled chicken or seafood. Whether you’re cooking for your family or hosting a dinner party, this recipe is sure to be a hit. The creamy sauce, combined with the aromatic basil pesto, creates a harmony of flavors that will satisfy your taste buds. Give it a try and enjoy a taste of Italy right in your own kitchen!

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