Pea Pesto Pasta with Meatballs and Asparagus

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Pea Pesto Pasta with Meatballs and Asparagus

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Recipe Data

4
Servings
10min
Prep
30min
Total

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    Description

    Add some protein to your pesto recipe with Barilla protein plus spaghetti, fresh green peas, and Italian-seasoned ground turkey meatballs. 

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Ingredients
    Serves 4
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    ½ (14.5-oz.) pkg. Barilla protein plus spaghetti
    1 c. fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
    1 ½ c. Hy-Vee sweet peas, cooked and divided
    ½ c. Soiree shredded Parmesan cheese, plus additional for garnish
    4 tbsp. Gustare Vita olive oil, divided
    2 clove(s) garlic, chopped
    ¼ tsp. Hy-Vee salt
    1 (12-oz.) pkg. Honeysuckle White fully cooked Italian style turkey meatballs
    Hy-Vee black pepper, freshly cracked, for serving

    Things To Grab

    • Large stockpot
    • Colander
    • Food processor or blender
    • Large nonstick skillet

    Directions

    1. Cook spaghetti in lightly salted water according to package directions for 5 minutes. Add asparagus; cook an additional 2 minutes or until spaghetti reaches desired doneness. Drain; reserve 1/2 cup pasta water.

    2. Combine 1/4 cup pasta water, 1 cup peas, cheese, 2 tablespoons olive oil, garlic, and salt in a food processor or blender. Cover and process until smooth.

    3. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add meatballs; cook 5 to 7 minutes or until browned and heated through.

    4. Add pasta and asparagus mixture to skillet. Fold in pea pesto sauce and remaining 1/2 cup peas. Stir in remaining 1/4 cup pasta water until sauce reaches desired consistency. Serve topped with additional cheese and black pepper, if desired.

    Nutrition facts

    Servings

    570 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 29g
    • Cholesterol: 65mg
    • Sodium: 890mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 52g
    • Protein: 29g

    Daily Values

    0%
    Iron 20%
    0%
    Calcium 10%
    0%
    Vitamin D 0%
    0%
    Potassium 8%

    Recipe Source:

    Hy-Vee Test Kitchen