How to make Penne With Creamy Pesto And Cherry Tomatoes -

Rich pasta preparation in delicate pesto sauce.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Penne pasta, Basil leaves (बेसिल के पत्ते )

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Noodles and Pastas

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Penne With Creamy Pesto And Cherry Tomatoes

Penne With Creamy Pesto And Cherry Tomatoes Recipe Card


Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots stretching to antiquity.  Italian cuisine is simple and a number of dishes having only four to eight ingredients.  They rely mostly on the quality of ingredients rather than elaborate preparation.
Noteworthy changes in Italian cuisine happened with the discovery of the New World and the introduction of potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and maize, which are now an integral part of this cuisine.  Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity each with a distinct taste.  This cuisine today is probably one of the most popular in the world.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Penne With Creamy Pesto And Cherry Tomatoes Recipe

  • Penne pasta boiled 200 grams

  • Basil leaves 2 tablespoons

  • Cherry tomatoes 20

  • Extra virgin olive oil 3 1/2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Black peppercorns crushed 5-6

  • Pesto sauce :

  • Basil leaves 3/4 cup

  • Garlic 6 cloves

  • Pine nuts(chilgoza) 3 tablespoons

  • Parmesan cheese,crumbled 3/4 cup


Step 1

For the pesto sauce grind together basil leaves, four garlic cloves, pinenuts, two and a half tablespoons of olive oil and most of the Parmesan cheese till smooth.

Step 2

Slice the remaining garlic cloves. Heat the remaining olive oil in a non-stick pan. Add the garlic and sauté till golden.

Step 3

Add cherry tomatoes and sauté for two to three minutes, pressing the tomatoes a little with the back of the ladle.

Step 4

Add the pasta and toss for two minutes. Add the pesto sauce and toss for two minutes. Add the cream, salt and crushed peppercorns and toss.

Step 5

Cook for a minute. Serve hot garnished with the remaining Parmesan cheese.

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MasterChef Sanjeev Kapoor

Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.