Basil Pesto Pasta

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Quick Facts

Servings: 5
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 20 min.
Total: 40 min.
Angie McGowan
Greet spring with this light and bright vegetarian dish.


  • 1 package penne pasta
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 3 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup frozen peas, defrosted
  • 1 cup pesto
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts


  • Cook pasta according to package directions; use kosher salt to season the pasta's cooking water.
  • Preheat a large sauté pan and drizzle with olive oil. Add broccoli florets and cherry tomatoes.
  • Cover with a lid and sauté over medium heat just until broccoli becomes a vibrant green and tomatoes start to burst. Add peas and heat through.
  • Add cooked pasta and pesto to a large bowl. Toss to combine. Add vegetables and pine nuts. Toss well and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 707
  Calories from Fat 294 (42%)
(51%)Total Fat 33g
(34%)Saturated Fat 7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
(5%)Cholesterol 14mg
(18%)Sodium 436mg
(15%)Potassium 521mg
Total Carbohydrate 80g
(24%)Dietary Fiber 6g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(47%)Protein 23g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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