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Creamy Pesto Pasta

Creamy Pesto Pasta

with Peas, Spinach and Cheese

Family Friendly
Cereals containing gluten

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 war 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
Cooking time15 minutes


serving amount

2 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

180 grams

Penne Pasta

(Contains Cereals containing gluten)

150 grams

Creme Fraiche

(Contains Milk)

10 grams

Vegetable Stock Paste

(Contains Celery)

120 grams


100 grams

Baby Spinach

32 grams

Fresh Pesto

(Contains Milk)

40 grams

Grated Hard Italian Style Cheese

(Contains Milk, Egg)

Not included in your delivery

150 milliliter(s)

Water for the Sauce


Nutritional information

Energy (kJ)3188 kJ
Energy (kcal)762 kcal
Fat38.2 g
of which saturates20.3 g
Carbohydrate78.4 g
of which sugars9.4 g
Protein25.6 g
Salt1.9 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.



a) Fill and boil your kettle. 

b) Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). 

c) Pour the boiled water into a large saucepan on high heat for the pasta.


a) Add the penne and 0.5 tsp salt to the pan of 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) Once hot, add the garlic and stir-fry until fragrant, 30 secs.


a) Stir the creme fraiche and veg stock paste into the garlic.

b) Add the water for the sauce (see pantry 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 creamy sauce and stir to coat well.

c) Stir through the pesto and half the hard Italian style cheese.


a) When ready, share your creamy pesto pasta between your bowls.

b) Finish by sprinkling on the remaining cheese.