Three-Pepper Pasta with Pesto

  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 4
Three-Pepper Pasta with Pesto

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. )

Steps

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  • 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.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • If balsamic vinegar isn't a staple in your pantry, use 2 teaspoons cider vinegar and a pinch of brown sugar instead.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
400
Calories from Fat
140
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
25%
Saturated Fat
3g
15%
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
270mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
50g
17%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
6g
Protein
13g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
90%
90%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
15%
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 Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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