Pasta with Pesto Sauce, Potatoes & Green Beans


4-6 quarts water
1 tablespoon salt
2 medium-size potatoes, peeled and diced
1/2 pound green beans, trimmed, cut into 1-inch diagonal pieces
1 pound trenette (or linguine)
1/2 cup Pesto Sauce
Freshly grated Pecorino or Parmigiano-Reggiano


In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Add salt, potatoes, and green beans; cook until al dente (tender but firm), about 4 minutes.

Add pasta; stir well. Cover; bring water back to a boil. Uncover; cook pasta just until al dente, about 8 minutes.

Drain pasta and vegetables into a colander, reserving ½ cup cooking water.

Return pasta and vegetables to pot.

In a small bowl, combine Pesto Sauce with just enough reserved cooking water to create a smooth consistency.

Pour over pasta and vegetables and combine gently, mixing well, over low heat.

Transfer to a platter or bowl, garnish with cheese, and serve immediately, with extra cheese on the side.

Pesto Sauce


6 servings

Preparation Time

15 Minutes

Total Time

30 Minutes

Leave a Comment