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Ribbon Pasta With Pesto Sauce, Potatoes, and Green Beans

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“I found this recipe in the July/August 2008 Yankee Magazine. I'm not usually one for trying recipes out of magazines, but this recipe looked so good! I was not disappointed. This is a great change from traditional pasta dishes.”

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  1. In a large pasta pot, bring water to a boil. Add salt, potatoes, green beans, and cook until al dente -- tender but firm -- (about 2-4 minutes). (Do NOT over cook or the potatoes will get mushy later!).
  2. Add pasta. Stir well. Cook until pasta is al dente (about 8 minutes).
  3. Drain pasta and vegetables in colander, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water.
  4. Return pasta and vegetables to pot.
  5. In small bowl, combine pesto sauce with just enough reserved cooking water to create a smooth consistency. Then pour over pasta and vegetables and combine gently. Mix well over low heat.
  6. Transfer to platter or bowl, garnish with cheese, and serve immediately.

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