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    Perfect Pasta, Pesto, and Beans

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    25 mins

    5 mins

    20 mins

    Clifford Boren's Note:

    Simple to make and very tasty. You can add a few pinches of dried red chili flakes if you would like it to have a bit more character. Serve with a crisp green salad and a chilled Sauvignon Blanc. Beauty in a bowl!

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    1. 1
      Prepare pesto according to package directions.
    2. 2
      Put pasta, water, and bullion in large pot or Dutch oven.
    3. 3
      Cook, stirring frequently, for about 10 minutes.
    4. 4
      Do not drain.
    5. 5
      Reduce heat and add pesto.
    6. 6
      Cook stirring frequently until sauce has reduced slightly.
    7. 7
      Stir in tomatoes and onions.
    8. 8
      Cook stirring occasionally until onions soften a bit.
    9. 9
      Plate up and garnish with Parmesan.
    10. 10

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 01, 2010


      Yummy, a good recipe. But a couple comments... you forgot the beans in the directions (I just added w/ tomatoes and onions). Also the nutritional facts are way off due to preparing the pesto according to package directions. You have to use 1/4 c of olive oil which has approx. 480 cal. I just wanted to point that out for other calorie counters. ;-) Thanks for sharing.

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    Nutritional Facts for Perfect Pasta, Pesto, and Beans

    Serving Size: 1 (298 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 275.8
    Calories from Fat 11
    Total Fat 1.2 g
    Saturated Fat 0.2 g
    Cholesterol 0.2 mg
    Sodium 382.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 54.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.6 g
    Sugars 3.0 g
    Protein 12.0 g

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    pesto sauce mix

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