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Primavera Pesto Pasta

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4 servings, 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) each

Got a craving for a quick pasta with cream sauce? This 20-minute Primavera Pesto Pasta is super-easy to make and gets a spring-fresh burst of flavour from asparagus and basil leaves.

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  • Cook pasta in large saucepan as directed on package, omitting salt and adding asparagus to the boiling water for the last minute.
  • Meanwhile, cook cream cheese product, broth and dressing in large skillet on medium heat 5 min. or until sauce begins to thicken, stirring constantly. Stir in peas and onions; cook 2 min., stirring occasionally.
  • Drain pasta mixture. Add to sauce in skillet; mix lightly. Cook 1 min. or until heated through. Top with basil.


Substitute fresh parsley for the basil.

Trimming Fresh Asparagus

Asparagus spears snap off naturally where they are tough. Simply bend the spear near the bottom end and it will break off at the right point. Or, remove an inch or so of the "woody" portion off the bottom of the stalks with a sharp knife.


  • 4 servings, 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings, 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) each
Calories 350
% Daily Value
Total fat 11g
Saturated fat 6g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 380mg
Carbohydrate 50g
Dietary fibre 4g
Sugars 7g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 15 %DV
Calcium 8 %DV
Iron 20 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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