Tomato-Basil Pesto Pasta with Roasted Chicken

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Tomato-Basil Pesto Pasta with Roasted Chicken

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6
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30min
Prep
30min
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    Description

    Sweet cherry tomatoes take center stage in this easy pasta dish, dressed with a tasty tomato pesto dressing. Use either fresh or roasted tomatoes.

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    Ingredients
    Serves 6
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    4 c.cherry tomatoes, quartered, divided
    1 c.chopped basil, plus more for garnish
    ½ c.Hy-Vee natural almonds, toasted, divided
    c.Hy-Vee Select extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling on pasta
    2 clove(s)garlic
    2 tbsp.nutritional yeast, optional
    Hy-Vee kosher sea salt and Hy-Vee ground black pepper, to taste
    1(12 oz) pkg Hy-Vee pasta, such as tri-color rotini or bow tie, cooked according to package directions
    3 c.chopped cooked chicken, heated, such as from a Hy-Vee rotisserie chicken

    Directions

    1. For the pesto, in a food processor combine 1 cup tomatoes, basil, 1/3 cup almonds, olive oil, garlic, and if desired, nutritional yeast. Process ingredients until smooth. Add remaining almonds and pulse the food processor until almonds are coarsely chopped for a chunky texture. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    2. In a large bowl, combine cooked pasta, pesto, chicken and remaining tomatoes. Drizzle with olive oil, if desired, and garnish with basil.
    3. *Roasted tomato variation: Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place 9 Roma tomatoes, halved, on sheet and drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Roast for 1 hour, then chop and use in place of fresh tomatoes in recipe.

    Nutrition facts

    Servings

    540 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 28g
    • Cholesterol: 35mg
    • Sodium: 170mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 50g
    • Protein: 24g

    Daily Values

    0%
    Vitamin A 25%
    0%
    Vitamin C 25%
    0%
    Iron 20%
    0%
    Calcium 6%

    Recipe Source:

    Hy-Vee Seasons Back to School 2015.