Whole-Wheat Shells with Arugula Pesto

A take on classic pesto that swaps basil for arugula. We use whole wheat shells, but try any pasta cut you’d like.

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  • Category Title Pasta

  • Cuisine Type Italian

  • Level Simple

Recipe By: Delallo



  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • In a blender, chop pignoli nuts and garlic until finely minced. Add cheese, lemon zest and arugula. Slowly add olive oil in a steady stream to fully incorporate. Blend until smooth.
  • Once boiling, add pasta and cook for al dente texture, according to package instructions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of pasta water to finish sauce, if necessary. Quickly toss hot pasta with pesto to warm sauce without cooking.
  • Top with additional Parmigiano to serve.

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