Penne in Creamy Basil-Walnut Sauce

Penne in Creamy Basil-Walnut Sauce
Photo by Karry Hosford


  • Chopped parsley (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons grated fresh pecorino Romano cheese
  • 1 pound uncooked penne rigate pasta
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 2 cups loosely packed basil leaves
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • + 4 more ingredients
    • ½ cup fat-free milk
    • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    • 1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil
    • 2 (1/2-ounce) slices white bread

Trim crusts from bread. Place bread in a shallow dish; pour milk over bread. Let stand 5 minutes. Place bread mixture in a food processor; add basil and next 6 ingredients (basil through garlic). Set aside without processing. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drai...

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