Pasta with Potatoes, Pesto, and Green Beans

PASTA! Bowtie, cavatappi, spaghetti, ziti, fettucine, linguine…Even though pasta is delicious with nothing but olive oil, using sauces, veggies and salt and pepper is a way to dress it up!  Potatoes, pesto, and green beans will instantly make your pasta more sophisticated!


Serves 2-3

2 potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes

1 tablespoon salt, plus more for seasoning

8 ounces cavatappi

8 ounces green beans, drained

1/2 cup pesto



First, begin by chopping the potatoes into small cubes.  In a pot of water,  bring potatoes to a boil.  Then, add salt and pasta.  Boil for a few minutes more.  Next, add green beans. Return to a boil for about 6 minutes.  Drain pasta and mix with pesto. Sprinkle with salt and pepper as desired.

About Humble Foodie

While we both love to eat well, life as AmeriCorps volunteers doesn’t afford us the budget to try every new restaurant and type of cuisine. With many post-graduate expenses and limited financial resources, what’s a foodie to do? The answer is here, at The Humble Foodie. Instead of spending our hard-earned cash paying other people to cook for us, we’re spending as frugally as possible making delicious meals at home.
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