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Pasta with Pesto, Potatoes, and French Beans

This pasta dish is budget-friendly, super tasty, and a great choice for a weeknight dinner.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Budget-Friendly, dairy-free, Kid-Friendly, Plant-Based, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 401kcal


  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 pound potatoes peeled and diced
  • 6 ounces French green beans trimmed and sliced to 1 inch pieces
  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 1/3 cup basil pesto


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil with 1 teaspoon of salt. Add the potatoes for about 8 minutes. After the 8 minutes, add the French beans and pasta. Cook for about 10 minutes, or until the pasta is tender.
  • Once cooked, drain and stir in the Pesto.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 527mg | Potassium: 547mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 473IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 2mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 12