Pesto pasta with courgettes

    40 min

    Most of my family turn their noses up when I suggest eating courgettes but I have devised this pesto pasta recipe which hides the courgette and they gobble it up!

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    Serves: 6 

    • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
    • 2kg of courgette, sliced
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    • 500g penne pasta
    • 6 tablespoons pesto
    • 100g of freshly grated Parmesan

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large frying pan; add courgette slices and cook until softened. Drain on some kitchen roll; season with salt and black pepper.
    2. Cook pasta in lightly salted boiling water according to packet instructions until al dente; drain.
    3. Toss and stir pasta with cooked courgettes and pesto sauce. Serve with lots of freshly grated Parmesan.

    Parmesan cheese:

    Parmesan cheese is not truly vegetarian, as it contains animal rennet. To make this dish 100% vegetarian, omit the cheese or find a suitable vegetarian substitute made without animal rennet. In supermarkets look for the 'parmesan style hard cheeses' which are suitable for vegetarians.

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