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Creamy Pesto Pasta

Creamy Pesto Pasta

with Peas, Spinach and Cheese

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Looking for a quick and tasty midweek dinner option? Try cooking up our Creamy Pesto Pasta in just 20 minutes for a delicious and speedy meal.

Allergens:Cereals containing glutenMilkCeleryEgg

Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites. Due to the conflict in Ukraine, it has been necessary to substitute sunflower oil with rapeseed oil in some products without a label change. The FSA have advised that allergic reactions to rapeseed oil are rare.

Preparation Time20 minutes
Difficulty levelMedium
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

1 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

180 grams

Penne Pasta

(ContainsCereals containing gluten)

150 grams

Creme Fraiche


10 grams

Vegetable Stock Paste


120 grams


100 grams

Baby Spinach

50 grams

Fresh Pesto


40 grams

Grated Hard Italian Style Cheese

(ContainsMilk, Egg)

Not included in your delivery

150 milliliter(s)

Water for the Sauce

Nutritional information
Nutritional informationarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
per 100g
Energy (kJ)3410 kJ
Energy (kcal)815 kcal
Fat42.7 g
of which saturates21.2 g
Carbohydrate77.6 g
of which sugars9.6 g
Protein26.6 g
Salt2.0 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Garlic Press
Frying Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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a) Fill and boil your kettle.
b) Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press).
c) Pour the boiling water into a large saucepan and add 1/2 tsp salt. Bring back to the boil on medium heat.


a) Add the penne to the boiling water and bring back to the boil. Cook until tender, 12 mins.
b) Once cooked, drain in a colander and pop back in the pan. Drizzle with oil and stir through to stop it sticking together.


a) While the pasta cooks, heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan on medium-high heat.
b) When hot, add the garlic and stir-fry until fragrant, 30 secs.


a) Stir the creme fraiche and vegetable stock paste into the garlic.
b) Add the water for the sauce (see ingredients for amount) and stir to combine.
c) Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce has reduced and thickened slightly, 4-5 mins.


a) Add the peas to the sauce, then add the baby spinach a handful at a time until wilted and piping hot, 1-2 mins.
b) Once the penne is cooked, add to the sauce and stir to coat.
c) Stir through the pesto and half the hard Italian style cheese.


a) Serve the pasta in bowls and finish with a sprinkling of the remaining cheese. Enjoy!