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Pronto Pesto Pasta

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 20 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Enjoy your dinner with vegetables and pasta salad - perfect for Italian cuisine that is ready in 20 minutes.

Salad

4
oz. (1 1/2 cups) uncooked rotini (spiral pasta)
1 1/2
cups halved zucchini slices
4
Italian plum tomatoes, sliced
1
cup sliced fresh mushrooms
2
tablespoons chopped red onion

Dressing

1/2
cup purchased reduced-calorie Italian salad dressing
3
tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1
tablespoon crumbled blue cheese
1/8
teaspoon coarse ground black pepper

Steps

  • 1 Cook rotini to desired doneness as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine zucchini, tomatoes, mushrooms and onion; mix gently.
  • 3 Drain rotini; rinse with cold water. Drain well. Add to zucchini mixture.
  • 4 In blender container, combine all dressing ingredients; blend until well mixed. Pour over salad; toss gently. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until serving time. If desired, garnish with fresh basil leaves and grated Parmesan cheese.
  • 1 Cook rotini to desired doneness as directed on package.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in large bowl, combine zucchini, tomatoes, mushrooms and onion; mix gently.
  • 3 Drain rotini; rinse with cold water. Drain well. Add to zucchini mixture.
  • 4 In blender container, combine all dressing ingredients; blend until well mixed. Pour over salad; toss gently. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until serving time. If desired, garnish with fresh basil leaves and grated Parmesan cheese.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 1/2 Cups
Calories
190
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
280mg
280%;
Total Carbohydrate
29g
29%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
5g
5%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
25%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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