myhealthyvegas's spin on classic pesto penne pasta
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Serves: 6
This was so good and perfect for the first week of fall. I really like the nutty flavor to Barilla's whole grain pasta. The original inspiration recipe behind this is probably much better but I was really happy with my results! My co-worker kept telling me each day how tasty my lunch looked.
  • ⦁ 1 box (dry) Barilla® whole grain penne pasta
  • ⦁ 1 (12-ounce) jar Mt Olive® Roasted Red Peppers, drained and roughly chopped
  • ⦁ 1 (6-ounce) jar Basil Pesto
  • ⦁ 1 cup fancy shredded low moisture, part skim Mozzarella Cheese
  • ⦁ 1 handful fresh Arugula for each serving
  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water al dente, according to package instructions. Drain pasta and rinse under cold water to stop the pasta from over cooking.
  2. In a large serving bowl, toss pasta, pesto, peppers and cheese. I make my meals in advance for the week. I top each serving with the arugula and mix at meal time. I refrigerate the pasta in a sealed container for up to 5 days.
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus™ Value = 9. Calculated based on 6 Servings.

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Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cup Fat: 18 Carbohydrates: 45 Fiber: 11 Protein: 8
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