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Pasta with Broccoli Pesto

Pasta with Broccoli Pesto recipe
photo by:kraft
Broccoli, garlic, walnuts and Parmesan cheese are blended for an easy pesto sauce to toss with pasta, ham and tomatoes in this colorful entree.
time
prep:
20 min
total:
25 min
servings
total:
8 servings
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what you need

3
cloves  garlic, minced
1
Tbsp.  PLANTERS Peanut Oil
1
pkg.  (10 oz.) frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
3/4
cup  chicken broth
3/4
cup  PLANTERS Walnut Pieces, divided
1/4
cup  KRAFT Shredded or Grated Parmesan Cheese
1
pkg.  (16 oz.) bow tie pasta, cooked, drained
1
pkg.   (9 oz.) OSCAR MAYER Deli Fresh Smoked Ham, cut into strips
1
cup  cherry tomatoes, halved

Make It

COOK and stir garlic in hot oil in large skillet on medium heat until tender. Stir in broccoli; cook 3 min., stirring occasionally.

PLACE chicken broth, broccoli mixture and 1/4 cup of the walnuts in blender container; cover. Blend until smooth; stir in cheese. Place in large bowl.

ADD pasta, ham, tomatoes and remaining 1/2 cup walnuts; mix lightly.

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To quick-thaw frozen vegetables, microwave for about half the cooking time indicated on pkg.
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