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Bowties with Broccoli Pesto

Broccoli gets double billing in this tasty pasta dinner--it stars in the pesto and adds to the color and flavor of the pasta.

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

Pesto

1
bag (12 oz) Green Giant™ Steamers™ frozen broccoli cuts
1/2
cup fresh basil leaves
1/4
cup walnuts
1
clove garlic
1/4
cup shredded fresh Parmesan cheese
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
1/3
cup olive oil
2
tablespoons water
1
teaspoon lemon juice

Pasta

4
cups uncooked multigrain bow-tie (farfalle) pasta (8 oz)
1
medium yellow bell pepper, cut into small bite-size strips
1
medium plum (Roma) tomato, seeded, chopped
Additional shredded fresh Parmesan cheese, if desired

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 Cook broccoli as directed on bag until crisp-tender; drain. Set aside 1 1/2 cups of the broccoli.
  • 2 Place remaining 1 1/2 cups broccoli and all remaining pesto ingredients in food processor. Cover; process until smooth, stopping occasionally to scrape down sides with rubber spatula.
  • 3 In 4-quart saucepan, cook pasta as directed on package, adding reserved 1 1/2 cups broccoli and bell pepper during last 1 minute of cooking time. Drain; place in serving bowl. Add tomato and pesto; toss to coat. Sprinkle with additional cheese.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
320
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
180mg
180%;
Total Carbohydrate
33g
33%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
9g
9%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
50%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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