Broth Pesto with Pasta, Peas, and Chicken

Broth Pesto with Pasta, Peas, and Chicken

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"A deliciously creamy pasta dish that doesn't use any cream. The vegetable broth mixed with fresh pesto makes a very flavorful sauce. You can use real chicken but you should try the Quorn® stuff -- it's really good."
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Ingredients

35 m servings 417 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 417 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 11.5 g
  • 18%
  • Carbs:
  • 59.1g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 23.2 g
  • 46%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 741 mg
  • 30%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place the vegetable broth into a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Stir in the pasta, and boil over medium-low heat until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain pasta, and reserve broth.
  2. Heat the butter in a skillet over medium heat, and stir in half the spring onions; cook and stir until the onions begin to soften, 2 to 3 minutes, then add the vegetarian chicken-style pieces. Cook until vegetarian pieces are browned, about 3 minutes per side, then stir in remaining onion and green peas. Pour 1/2 cup of reserved vegetable broth into the skillet. Bring the mixture to a boil, cook for 1 to 2 minutes to cook the peas, and stir in the pasta and pesto sauce. Mix in an additional 1/2 cup of broth to form a creamy sauce.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes
  • To make homemade pesto sauce, combine 3 cups chopped fresh basil, 1/2 cup baby spinach, 5 cloves of garlic, minced, 1/2 cup of pine nuts, and 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese in a blender or food processor. Slowly add 1/2 cup olive oil while blending. Continue blending until desired consistency is reached; add fresh ground black pepper to taste.

Reviews

4

Super awesome! Made my kitchen smell like Olive Garden. Thanks!

Delicious and easy!

This is really good and easy to make. I'll definitely be making it again whenever I am in a pasta mood. The ingredient amounts are good, but I added some extra pesto when it was all said and do...

I didn't have green onions, so I subbed sweet. Didn't have shells so I subbed linguini. Can't have dairy, so I subbed oil for butter, and I made a homemade pesto with just basil and parsley with...