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Pesto Pasta with Vegetables

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Active Time:  5 Minutes
Total Time:  30 Minutes
  Makes 4 side-dish servings
Bring the pesto to room temperature if you've had it stored in the refrigerator or freezer. Or, substitute purchased pesto for homemade.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
8 ounces whole tiny new potatoes
6 ounces green beans
4 ounces radiatori, rotini, or other dried shaped pasta
1/4 cup purchased basil pesto (such as Buitoni®)
1-2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
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DIRECTIONS
Cut potatoes into halves if very small or into bite-size pieces. Cut green beans into 2-inch pieces. In a medium saucepan cook potatoes and green beans in a small amount of boiling salted water for about 10 minutes, or till vegetables are tender. Drain well.


Meanwhile, in a large saucepan or pasta pot bring 3 quarts water to boiling. Add pasta. Reduce heat slightly. Boil, uncovered, for 8-12 minutes, or till al dente, stirring occasionally. (Or, cook according to package directions.) Immediately drain. Return pasta to warm pan. Add potatoes and green beans.


In a small mixing bowl stir together pesto and enough of the water to make a saucy mixture. Pour the pesto mixture and Parmesan cheese over the pasta and vegetables and toss to coat. Serve immediately.


Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Owen. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Makes 4 side-dish servings
Calories: 233
Fat. Total: 9g
Fiber: 3g
Carbohydrates, Total: 30g
Sodium: 169mg
% Cal. from Fat: 35%
Cholesterol: 7mg
Protein: 9g
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