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Cavolo nero pesto pasta

Cavolo nero pesto pasta

Pasta's a filling dish for the family and this cavolo nero pesto pasta is ready in just 15 minutes - perfect for mid-week meals

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes

Nutritional information:
490kcals
15g protein
19g fat (of which 3g saturated fat)
61g carbohydrate (of which 4.5g sugars)
0.3g salt
4g fibre

What you need:

  • 300g pasta shapes
  • 300g cavolo nero, shredded
  • 4 tbsp pesto sauce
  • 100g sun dried tomatoes, drained
  • 50g Parmesan cheese, grated

What you do:

  1. Cook the pasta in boiling water according to instructions. Drain and return to the pan.
  2. Meanwhile, steam the cavolo nero for 5 minutes. Stir the pesto sauce, tomatoes, and half the Parmesan into the pasta and finally stir in the cavolo nero.
  3. Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle over the remaining Parmesan to serve.

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