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    Sassy Pesto Pasta and Veggies

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    25 mins

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    sassafrasnanc's Note:

    A very easy recipe if you have pesto already made! I'm always looking for ways to use zucchini this time of year as the garden always over produces! This made a very large amount of pasta and there still wasn't any left. Everyone took seconds but me... I think you could use many different types of veggies and cheeses in this recipe and it would be just as good. You can also use other pastas such as bow ties or fusilli. I used what was either in the garden or right in the front of the fridge. I used a prebaked acorn squash that I'd planned to use for another recipe and it added a very wonderful nutty flavor to the dish.

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    1. 1
      Bake acorn squash in oven just until tender. If you are using eggplant, peel and cube the eggplant and toss with a bit of olive oil, roasting until slightly tender.
    2. 2
      Cook pasta al dente per package instructions.
    3. 3
      Saute in large skillet over medium to med.-high heat onion, pepper, and garlic about 4 minutes.
    4. 4
      Add zucchini, acorn squash or eggplant and saute until squash is lightly browned and onions are tender about 6 minutes.
    5. 5
      Lower heat to medium low.
    6. 6
      Add seasonings and sundried tomatoes and mix well.
    7. 7
      Add precooked pasta, pesto, parmesan cheese and mix well.
    8. 8
      Heat until well blended and pasta has absorbed some of the pesto, about 5 minutes.
    9. 9
      Add fresh mozzarella.
    10. 10
      Adjust spices to your personal taste.
    11. 11
      Buono Gusto!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 31, 2013


      Made this with "Wacky Mac" veggie pasta - super good! Found that you can pressure cook an acorn squash, quartered, in 3 minutes... on a rack inside the cooker, then let it cool of its own accord. Fast meal and loaded with good stuff!

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    • on April 29, 2012


      So good, with whole wheat pasta...and even better cold for lunch the next day. Next time, if serving as a cold pasta salad, I'll add the cheese cubes after chilling so they don't melt.

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    • on August 22, 2008


      Loved this dish! And so glad she didn't put meat in it! Some may not like the acorn squash but I loved it. Definitely added that nutty flavor she refers to. Would be a great dish to cook for your family in the fall months.

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    Nutritional Facts for Sassy Pesto Pasta and Veggies

    Serving Size: 1 (444 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 642.0
    Calories from Fat 126
    Total Fat 14.0 g
    Saturated Fat 4.3 g
    Cholesterol 16.5 mg
    Sodium 879.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 106.9 g
    Dietary Fiber 7.8 g
    Sugars 9.2 g
    Protein 23.7 g

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    lemon pepper

    pesto sauce

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