easy tomato pesto pasta

easy tomato pesto pasta
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 355.5
  • Total Fat: 11.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 4.9 mg
  • Sodium: 678.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 51.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.8 g
  • Protein: 11.1 g

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Number of Servings: 6


    Marinated Artichoke Hearts - one 6 oz jar, drained
    Prepared pesto sauce - 1/2 cup
    Garlic - 5 cloves minced
    A small Onion - sliced thinly
    Mushrooms - 1/2 cup sliced
    12 oz box of dry Cavatappi pasta
    1 can Diced Tomatoes (undrained)
    Spinach, fresh - 2 cups
    1 plum tomato
    Oregano 1 tsp
    Romano Cheese - 1 oz to garnish
    sprigs of fresh basil to garnish (optional)


Slice the plum tomato into rounds, sprinkle them with the oregano and set aside. (also sprinkle w/ a bit of salt, pepper & garlic powder if that's the way you like it)

prep your onions, garlic and mushrooms. (slice)

Get pasta started in a large pot according to the instructions on the box.

Lightly spray bottom of a pot with cooking spray & saute minced garlic and sliced onions until soft. Add mushrooms, artichoke hearts and pesto sauce and simmer until the mushrooms are about halfway cooked. Add the can of diced tomatoes and let simmer 10 min.

Tear the spinach to smaller pieces and once the pasta is done, drained and still very hot mix the spinach in. (this will wilt it nicely) Pour the simmered mix into the hot pasta & dish into bowls immidately, top with tomato rounds and curls of romano cheese and basil leaves while its all still very hot. Serve & Enjoy!

Serving Size: makes six servings

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BROKENKITTEN.