Green Beans and Pesto Pasta

Prep time: 10 min   |   Cook time: 10 min   |   Ready In: 20 min


  • 1 cup dried small shell macaroni, ditalini, etc.

  • 3/4 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 1/4 inch pieces

  • 1 cup green bean pesto

  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated

  • 2 cups romaine lettuce, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces

  • salt & pepper, to taste

Cook the pasta in boiling water. After 6 minutes, add the beans. Continue cooking until the pasta is al dente, around another 4 minutes.

Remove from heat and drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking water. Return pasta and beans to pot.

Add the green bean pesto, cheese and reserved cooking liquid; stir until coated. Add the lettuce and toss to combine.

Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve.