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Pesto Shells and Peas Pasta

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Ingredients 4
  • Servings 6

This easy pasta dinner is great for little kids and adults alike! The bright green color comes from peas and purchased pesto. MORE+ LESS-

Ingredients

1
box (1 lb) medium pasta shells
1
bag (12 oz) frozen sweet peas
3/4
cup basil pesto
2
tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Steps

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  • 1
    Cook and drain pasta as directed on box.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, cook peas as directed on bag. Reserve 3/4 cup of the cooked peas.
  • 3
    Place remaining peas in food processor along with pesto and olive oil.
  • 4
    Cover; process 2 to 3 minutes, scraping down sides as necessary, until mixture is smooth.
  • 5
    Add mixture to pasta; toss to coat evenly. Stir in reserved peas. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve warm or chilled.

Expert Tips

  • Add chopped cooked chicken breast to this dish to boost the protein.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
570
Calories from Fat
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
35%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
22%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
290mg
12%
Potassium
210mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
73g
24%
Dietary Fiber
6g
25%
Sugars
4g
Protein
17g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
5 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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