Veggies and Orecchiette with Arugula-Walnut Pesto

Veggies and Orecchiette with Arugula-Walnut Pesto

Whether entertaining friends or making dinner for your family, this colorful vegetarian pasta dish is a perfect choice. Only you need to know how easy it is to prepare!

Prep Time

35

Minutes

Total Time

35

Minutes

Makes

6

servings

Pesto
1 1/2
cups firmly packed fresh arugula leaves
1/2
cup grated Romano or Parmesan cheese
1/4
cup chopped walnuts
1
clove garlic
1/3
cup extra-virgin olive oil
Pasta and Sauce
3
cups uncooked orecchiette (tiny disk) pasta (12 oz)
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
package (8 oz) sliced fresh mushrooms (about 3 cups)
1
pint (2 cups) grape tomatoes, halved
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
  1. In food processor, place pesto ingredients. Cover; blend on medium speed about 1 minute, stopping occasionally to scrape down sides, until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Return to saucepan; cover to keep warm.
  3. Meanwhile, in 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 2 minutes. Stir in mushrooms, tomatoes, salt and pepper. Cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until mushrooms are tender and tomatoes are soft.
  4. Stir vegetables and pesto into pasta until evenly coated. Serve immediately.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitute Campanelle pasta (small bells or flowers) if orecchiette isn’t available.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving (About 1 1/3 Cups))
  • Calories 390
    • (Calories from Fat 170),
  • Total Fat 19g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 200mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 47g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 4g),
  • Protein 9g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 1/2 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 3 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.