Creamy Pesto Pasta Primavera



Creamy Pesto Pasta Primavera

Creamy Pesto Pasta Primavera is a delightful combination of fresh, vibrant vegetables and rich, indulgent pesto sauce, all served over perfectly cooked pasta. This recipe brings together the best of both worlds – the wholesome goodness of springtime produce and the creamy decadence of pesto. Creamy Pesto Pasta Primavera

Ingredients

  • 8 oz of penne pasta
  • 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup of broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup of sliced bell peppers
  • 1/2 cup of sliced zucchini
  • 1/4 cup of pesto sauce
  • 1/4 cup of heavy cream
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish

Instructions

  1. Start by cooking the penne pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add minced garlic and sauté for a minute until fragrant.
  3. Add the cherry tomatoes, broccoli, bell peppers, and zucchini to the skillet. Sauté for about 5-7 minutes until the vegetables are tender.
  4. Stir in the pesto sauce and heavy cream, allowing it to heat through.
  5. Add the cooked penne pasta to the skillet and toss everything together until the pasta is well coated with the creamy pesto sauce.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Serve the Creamy Pesto Pasta Primavera hot, garnished with fresh basil leaves.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Serves: 4

Creamy Pesto Pasta Primavera is a delightful combination of fresh, vibrant vegetables and rich, indulgent pesto sauce, all served over perfectly cooked pasta. This recipe brings together the best of both worlds – the wholesome goodness of springtime produce and the creamy decadence of pesto.

Nutrition Information (per serving):

Calories: 380

Total Fat: 18g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 320mg

Total Carbohydrates: 45g

Dietary Fiber: 5g

Sugars: 4g

Protein: 8g

Creamy Pesto Pasta Primavera is the perfect dish to celebrate the flavors of spring. The creamy pesto sauce beautifully complements the fresh, crisp vegetables, making every bite a burst of flavor. Whether you’re serving it for a family dinner or a special occasion, this recipe is sure to impress your guests. So, grab your apron and get ready to savor the taste of spring with Creamy Pesto Pasta Primavera!

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