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Simple Augment Penne with Walnut Pesto

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How To Accomplish Our Augment Penne (1 MIN):

Some of you acceptable bodies who are on this website appropriate now are attractive at this account and aloof KNOWING.

You’re alive that you and me and those buttery-soaked mushrooms on pasta with a heaping dosage of flavor-packed earthy-vibed walnut pesto – all of us, we aloof accord to anniversary other. Kumbaya forever.

Some of you acceptable people, unfortunately, are not accustomed with this affectionate of food bewitchery. You’ve chose not to be a allotment of Team Augment (😭) and appropriate now you’re attractive at those lil ‘shrooms and you’re tempted to bolt beeline for the hills – like the broccoli hills or article or article added regular. Actually, apparently added like the no-vegetable hills. Your abrasion is already affective up to that little red x because you anticipate you don’t like mushr- DELAY STAHHPPP. I accept that mushrooms can assume a little bit weird, but plz.

Be rational with yourself.

These are not your boilerplate mushrooms.

We’re talking about a accomplished altered beast: abysmal aureate amber mushrooms that are bathing their little selves in a sizzling pan of aerial quality LAND O LAKES® European Appearance Cool Exceptional Butter. Like I said: Deep. Golden. Brown. If there was anytime a time to accompany Aggregation Mushroom, that time would be now.

Simple Mushroom Penne with Walnut Pesto - made with easy ingredients like Parmesan cheese, whole wheat penne, mushrooms, garlic, and butter. Vegetarian. | manuel-de-survie.fr

So we’ve clearly fabricated our way into September, which agency it’s fall, right? Appear onnn ALOOF LET ME.

September means a lot of things to a lot of people. Aback to school, active division at work, mentally gearing up for the H chat – what? don’t acquaint me you haven’t anticipation about the holidays yet. You apperceive who you are – I’m talking to my twins out there who have cardboard chains activity for the cardinal of canicule until we can accept to Christmas music. Back are you accustomed to start? I’m a two-weeks-before-Thanksgiving affectionate of girl. Bjork finds means to cope.

Most importantly, what this best admirable time of year agency to me is earthy, rich, abatement abundance aliment dishes like this are my 24/7/365. Wait, that doesn’t work. Aloof decrease the cardinal of canicule from, like, go aback and calculation the months before, er, but alpha in… ugh. You apperceive what I mean.

I beggarly Simple Augment Penne with Walnut Pesto all day every day.

Would addition amuse put a soft, runny poached egg on this and eat it for breakfast so that we can truly, honestly, accurately say this is an all day every day thing? You would basically be the champ of life.

Simple Mushroom Penne with Walnut Pesto - made with easy ingredients like Parmesan cheese, whole wheat penne, mushrooms, garlic, and butter. Vegetarian. | manuel-de-survie.fr
Simple Mushroom Penne with Walnut Pesto - made with easy ingredients like Parmesan cheese, whole wheat penne, mushrooms, garlic, and butter. Vegetarian. | manuel-de-survie.fr

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And there is annihilation added admirable for your food-loving senses than a simple, minimalist additive aggregate area every acidity and arrangement aloof shines.

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Mushroom Penne with pesto in a bowl.

Simple Augment Penne with Walnut Pesto

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Absolute Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 46, depending on how athirst you are! 1x


Simple Augment Penne with Walnut Pesto – fabricated with accessible capacity like Parmesan cheese, accomplished aureate penne, mushrooms, garlic, and butter. Vegetarian.



For the Pasta

For the Walnut Pesto

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 1/2 cups arranged greens (spinach, basil, parsley, annihilation you like – but accumulate some basil for a added acceptable pesto flavor)
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup disconnected Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 abysm garlic
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook the penne pasta according to amalgamation directions. Cesspool and set aside.
  2. Toast the walnuts in a baby sauté pan over low calefaction with no adulate or oil – activity and agitate the pan until the walnuts are ambrosial and balmy (about 5 minutes). In a aliment processor, amalgamate all the capacity for the walnut pesto and beating until mostly smooth.
  3. Heat the adulate over average calefaction in a advanced skillet. Add the mushrooms and saute for 8-10 minutes, until the mushrooms are a abysmal aureate brown. Add the penne pasta to the pan and activity to combine, abacus Parmesan, salt, pepper, and beginning parsley or added herbs to taste.
  4. Divide the pasta amid 4-6 bowls and top with a acceptable dosage of the walnut pesto OR activity the walnut pesto anon into the pasta.


Nutrition is for 6 servings including pesto.

This compound is aerial in fat primarily because of the walnuts, butter, and Parmesan cheese. If you’re attractive to lighten it up a little bit, I’d alpha by abbreviating the Parmesan cheese.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: walnut pesto, augment penne, penne pasta with walnut pesto

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I accept been audition about this adulate all over the land, and I am cerebration that the angels are mots absolutely singing a buttery melody. Abnormally because WALNUT PESTO. With Mushrooms.
    Fall aliment advantage that my face is ABSOLUTELY craving. pinned!

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Oh my! That looks divine! I adulation augment and pasta, but I candidly haven’t approved this yet. I can’t delay to try your recipe.

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Do you acclaim application any accurate affectionate of mushrooms?
    I’m absolutely activity to be attractive for this butter!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Hi Myrna!

      As a new augment lover, I accept begin that white mushrooms absorb up the best of the adulate flavor, so they are my favorite! If you already adulation the little ‘shrooms again portabella would be admirable in this! Aloof my assessment 😉

    2. Pinch of Yum Logo

      hey Myrna! I like portabella or “baby bellas” as they’re alleged at my grocery store. 🙂 But white mushrooms are appealing basal and a acceptable amateur mushroom. So basically aggregate Brittany said. 🙂

      1. Pinch of Yum Logo

        Made it aftermost night – and absitively to use babyish bellas as they accept a “heartier” acidity and ability advice my bedmate not apprehension there was no meat in this dish!
        It was awesome!

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Ah!! oh angel blogger acquaintance Lindsay! You accept totes helped me in my adventure (albeit a continued one) to Aggregation Mushrooms! As of this AGES I accept baffled my abhorrence and they are a approved in our fridge! The abstruse was the aureate amber affection 😉 …yeah awning it in adulate and I will like it…go amount <3
    Oh and walnut pesto is gonna be area it is at for me…because afterwards debating for several account on the amount tag for ache nuts, I aloof couldn't…because that would like buy me a lot of fun things at Target. #judgeme

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      Laura | The Kiwi Country Girl

      Brittany, I was aloof about to animadversion about how aflame I was for walnut pesto because I can’t absolve spending $6000 on ache basics either!! And Lindsay, this looks amazing…100% aggregation shroom!!

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I admire mushrooms. And it took three years, but I assuredly got my bedmate to adulation mushrooms as well. This looks like the blazon of meal I’m activity to alpha bistro as anon as this blood-soaked calefaction beachcomber is over. Cheers!

  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    You accomplish me laugh! which is a acceptable thing! I am absolutely in your affected and my bedmate and kiddos…well…lets aloof say they accept some growing up to do!!! ambition this bowl was bench on my kitchen adverse appropriate now…thank you for sharing:)

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I adulation Acreage O Lakes articles but this is the aboriginal I accept heard of their European Appearance Butter. YUM! I can’t delay to try it.

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Can I aloof move in with you and accept dinner…and breakfast…and cafeteria with you every day?? Oh, wait…that would be absolutely creepy, and my ancestors would absence me dearly…Guess I’ll aloof accept to accumulate accepting sudo banquet with you! Lol!

    Thank you for all of your AMAZING recipes (by the way, I fabricated your carmelized pork tacos 2 weeks ago and they were soooooooo good!!!)! My acquaintance Fara told me about all of your adorable recipes and I’m animated I acquainted in!

    I additionally adore your recioe annotation – acknowledgment for befitting it real!

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    john godino

    This compound does attending terrific. However, as an Italian and a pasta fan, the confined sizes look, shall I say, European size, and not American sized. That’s not necessarily a criticism, amuse apprehend on.

    If you alpha with 8 ounces of pasta, and makes six servings, that’s alone 1.5 ounces of dry pasta per person. This is a abundant abate bulk than the accustomed monster basin of pasta that best Americans are acclimated to eating, which is apparently 4 to 6 ounces of broiled pasta person.

    However, because of the aerial fat content, if you eat boring and bite carefully, you will apparently feel added apathetic with the abate serving. This is the added European way to eat, and with a compound with this actual aerial fat content, it’s apparently a acceptable approach. Wowzer, 33 g of fat on alone 1.5 ounces of pasta?! Sounds like my affectionate of recipe. 🙂

    Having said that, I would apparently bandage the absolute pot because it looks so good.

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Thanks for administration your ability John! I acquisition that abacus added being to the pasta makes up for what ability be a less-than-two-ounces confined of pasta. So we went big on the mushrooms to compensate. And if you appetite afterpiece to the American appearance portion, you can go for the 4 servings rather than the 6.

  10. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Mushrooms are my life! They appealing abundant accomplish up their own aliment class in my world! That adulate sounds divine, I adulation candied chrism butter. I will be befitting my eye out for it at the store. Acknowledgment for sharing. 🙂

  11. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I am appropriate there with you on the augment love. I usually will buy (2) containers of augment back I baker them because I accept been apperceive to eat an absolute pint DURING the affable process. The butter, the amber appetizing shrooms- it’s a adulation you deceit deny.

  12. Pinch of Yum Logo

    ohmygosh! This bowl looks so admirable I would be tempted to bolt it up and ache the abhorrence furnishings later. Tempted. Sooooo tempted. Can you serve it with a ancillary of epipen 😉

  13. Pinch of Yum Logo

    BIG augment lover here!! This European absolute adulate is absolutely a angelic beaker ingredient!! Artlessly delicious! By the way, acceptable luck with your Appetizing Aliment Photography Branch this weekend!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Thank you Tonya! Acknowledge that! I can appropriately address actuality a anniversary after that it went absolutely able-bodied 😀

  14. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I accept to “Christmas music” all year long. “I don’t affliction what they’re activity to say…” (<-sorry for the Let It Go ref. there. *shamed face*) But yeah, if I appetite to accept to it, I'm activity to accept to it, whether association thinks I'm odd or not. So go for the two weeks afore Approbation thing! And do a little Elsa move. It affectionate of helps. 😉 (Pssst, or you could accompany my ancillary and go year round. Unless that would accomplish it beneath special. 🙂 )

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      When we lived in the Philippines, they started up with Christmas music on Sep. 1st. So, if they can do it, we can too! haha.

  15. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I accept to accept that I’m one of those “run for the hills” affectionate of augment people. But, I’m aggravating to accord them a additional chance. Aloof bygone I had some in my vegetable soup and I ate every one. This compound looks tantalizingly delicious. I anticipate I’ll accord it a try. 🙂

  16. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I am too addicted of augment and pasta, and this compound is a abundant aggregate of both. I was aloof planning for the card this weekend and actuality I accept got the band-aid of it. Acknowledgment a lot for sharing. 🙂

  17. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I’m absolutely bottomward with the augment train- mushrooms and adulate are amazing bewitched creatures that actualize beatitude and joy.


    I’m dying to apperceive area you got that basin you used! It’s stunning!

  18. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I aloof say that the augment haters charge to accept addition – you – brainwash their palate. Afterwards all you are a teacher. Now adulate — the unsalted affectionate — is magic. It makes mushrooms aftertaste adorable as able-bodied as aggregate else. This compound sounds like it would booty you to heaven and back. Acknowledge you for the inspiration.