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20 Minute Cheesy Pesto Pasta Recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Need dinner on the table in 20 minutes? We've got a 20 minute cheesy pesto pasta recipe that's quick and easy to make and it's a great special diets recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Teaspoon Olive Oil Extra Virgin
  • 1 clove Garlic Minced
  • 1 pound Angel Hair Pasta
  • 1 1/4 Cup [Pesto] Prepared
  • 1 Cup Mozzarella Shredded, Low Moisture, Part Skim
  • 2 Cups Grape Tomatoes Halved
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper

Instructions

  • Prepare the pesto according to the recipe provided.
  • Prepare the pasta according to package instructions.
  • In a large skillet, over medium heat, add the oil and garlic and stir continually until fragrant, about 20 seconds.
  • Turn the skillet down to medium low heat.
  • Drain the pasta, and add quickly to the skillet along with the pesto, and grape tomatoes.
  • Give everything a quick toss and add the cheese, tossing the noodles with tongs.
  • Serve the pasta and top with a fresh crack of black pepper.

Notes

Gluten free pasta or zucchini noodles can be used in place of pasta.
Nutrition Facts
20 Minute Cheesy Pesto Pasta Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 278 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 182mg8%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 14g28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.