Here it is, the pasta everyone is trying after watching that new cartoon, Luca. Why not? It looks amazing in the cartoon but, when I first thought about it, potatoes and green beans tossed with pasta, it didn’t sound that appealing to me (I’m simply not used to this kind of stuff). Regardless, I gave it a whirl and everyone loved it, so much so, that I make it pretty often now and my “cutting corners” version takes practically no time.
8 oz linguine
2 med white potatoes
1 handful fresh green beans
2-6.2 oz jars creamy Genovese pesto
Freshly grated parmesan
Bring a spaghetti pot of water to a rolling boil. Fan the linguine out into the water and stir for a couple of minutes so it doesn’t stick. Cook until aldenté or to your preferred donness. Transfer to a strainer and set aside.
While the pasta is boiling, bring a steamer pot of water to a boil. Break the stems off of the green beans and transfer to steamer. Cover and allow to cook until slightly tender, about 4-5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and set aside. Change out green bean water with fresh. Bring to a boil. Peel potatoes and dice. Transfer to steamer and steam until semi-tender. Be sure not to overcook or they will fall apart in your pasta. Once done, transfer to same bowl with the green beans. Set aside. Heat the Genovese pesto in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add pasta. Give it a couple of tosses. Add green beans and potatoes. Give it a few more tosses until everyone is combined well. Transfer to 3‐4 plates. Grate some fresh parm over the top and there you have it, Luca pasta.