Three-Pepper Pasta with Pesto

Add something colorful to your family’s Italian dinner! Enjoy this pasta made with three bell peppers and basil pesto - ready in 25 minutes.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 25 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 4

Ingredients

2 1/4
cups uncooked ziti pasta (8 oz.)
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1
medium onion, cut into thin wedges
1
medium red or orange bell pepper, cut into bite-sized strips
1
medium yellow bell pepper, cut into bite-sized strips
1
small green bell pepper, cut into bite-sized strips
1/3
cup basil pesto
2
teaspoons balsamic vinegar
1/4
cup shredded fresh Asiago or Parmesan cheese (1 oz. )
  • 1 Cook ziti as directed on package. Drain.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add onion; cook and stir 2 minutes. Add bell peppers; cook 3 to 5 minutes or until onion and peppers are crisp-tender, stirring frequently.
  • 3 Add cooked ziti; stir gently to mix. Remove from heat; stir in pesto and vinegar. If desired, add salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    400
    (
    Calories from Fat
    140),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    16g
    16%
    (Saturated Fat
    3g,
    3%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    270mg
    270%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    50g
    50%
    (Dietary Fiber
    3g
    3%
      Sugars
    6g
    6%
    ),
    Protein
    13g
    13%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    25%;
    Vitamin C
    90%;
    Calcium
    15%;
    Iron
    15%;
    Exchanges:
    3 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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