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Pesto Pasta & Potatoes

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

12 servings

Although this healthy pasta dish is pretty simple to begin with, it's made even easier because you can throw the green beans and pasta into one big pot to cook. —Laura Flowers, Moscow, Idaho
Pesto Pasta & Potatoes Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds small red potatoes, halved
  • 12 ounces uncooked whole grain spiral pasta
  • 3 cups cut fresh or frozen green beans
  • 1 jar (6-1/2 ounces) prepared pesto
  • 1 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

Directions

  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, until tender, 8-10 minutes. Drain; transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions, adding green beans during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Drain, reserving 3/4 cup pasta water; add to potatoes. Toss with pesto, cheese and enough pasta water to moisten.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 261 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 233mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 5g fiber), 11g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 fat.

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