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Easy Pesto Pasta Recipe
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Easy Pesto Pasta Recipe

20 Min(s)
20 Min(s) Prep
Save time with this Easy Pesto Pasta Recipe. A toss with a simple blend of basil, Parm and Italian dressing really makes this Easy Pesto Pasta Recipe easy.
What You Need
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4 servings
Original recipe yields 4 servings
2-1/4 cups penne pasta, uncooked
2 cups loosely packed fresh basil leaves
1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
1/4 cup KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
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Let's Make It
1
Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
2
Meanwhile, process remaining ingredients in food processor until basil is finely chopped and mixture is well blended.
3
Drain pasta; place in large bowl. Add basil mixture; toss to coat.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Variation
Substitute Italian parsley for the basil.
Tip 2
Special Extra
Add 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts to food processor along with the basil.
Tip 3
Substitute
Prepare using whole wheat penne pasta.
Nutrition
Calories
260
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g
6%
Saturated Fat 2g
10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 10mg
3%
Sodium 270mg
12%
Total Carbohydrates 42g
15%
Dietary Fibers 2g
7%
Sugars 2g
4%
Protein 11g
22%
Vitamin A
40%
Vitamin C
6%
Calcium
10%
Iron
15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
4 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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