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Broccoli Pesto Pasta


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  • This recipe calls for chicken, but I made it w/o chicken.
  • 12 ounces Whole Wheat rigatoni pasta
  • 1/2 pound fresh broccoli florets
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons pesto
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound boneless chicken breast halves, cooked and chopped
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste


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Step 1

1.In a large pot with boiling salted water cook rigatoni pasta until al dente. Drain.
2.Meanwhile, blanch broccoli florets in a medium size saucepan, remove with slotted spoon. In same pan saute the minced garlic and pesto sauce in the olive oil for 2 minutes. Add the chopped tomatoes and set aside.
3.In a large bowl toss cooked pasta with blanched broccoli, cooked chicken, and garlic/tomato mixture. Add grated Parmesan cheese, salt, and ground black pepper and mix well. Serve warm.


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