Spring Pea & Feta Pesto ZENB Penne Pasta


PREP TIME 15 minutes

COOK TIME 15 minutes

TOTAL TIME 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts


Serving Size: 389g
Servings: 4

Calories: 490

Amount per Serving*% Daily Value
Total Fat16g21%
Saturated Fat3.5g18%
Dietary Fiber14g50%
Total Sugar5g
Vitamin A 160%
Vitamin C 30%
Calcium 178mg 15%
Iron 7mg 40%
Potassium 182mg 4%
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.


ZENB Pasta Variety

This ZENB Penne Pasta dish combines peas, feta cheese, and pesto sauce to make a delicious dish in just 30 minutes. You will enjoy the simple flavor and beautiful green color of this dish, all while getting in a good source of fiber. Enjoy your ZENB Pasta!


  • 12 ounces ZENB Yellow Pea Penne Pasta, uncooked
  • 2 cups frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 cup loosely packed Italian parsley leaves, plus additional for serving
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 ounces crumbled feta cheese, divided
  • 1 lemon, zested, juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon each kosher salt & ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil



Cook ZENB Pasta as directed on package. Reserve 1 cup pasta cooking water. Drain; keep warm.


Meanwhile, add peas, parsley and garlic to work bowl of food processor. Pulse 5-10 seconds until coarsely chopped. Add 1/3 cup feta, lemon juice, zest, salt & pepper. Pulse 5-10 seconds to form thick paste. Process 10-20 seconds while adding oil through feed tube until smooth.


Combine pasta and pesto in large serving bowl. Add reserved pasta water, 1/4 cup at a time, until well coated. Garnish with remaining feta cheese and chopped parsley before serving.

Tasty Tips

Make pesto up to 3 days ahead and store covered in the refrigerator.

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