Egg Noodles And Vegetables With Pesto Recipe

Egg Noodles And Vegetables With Pesto picture

Summary

Preparation Time30 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In1 Hr 0 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageServings4
CourseMethod
VegetarianMain Ingredient

Ingredients

 Egg noodles16 Ounce (1 Package)
 Olive oil5 Tablespoon, divided
 Garlic10 Clove (50 gm)
 Basil leaves3 Cup (48 tbs), lightly packed
 Spinach3 Cup (48 tbs), lightly packed
 Nonfat italian salad dressing1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Broccoli florets4 Cup (64 tbs)
 Cauliflower florets4 Cup (64 tbs)
 Onions2 Large, cut into strips
 Mushrooms2 Cup (32 tbs), sliced
 Red pepper flakes1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Cherry tomatoes2 Pint, cut in halves
 Shredded asiago cheese1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 939 Calories from Fat 260

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 30 g45.6%

Saturated Fat 7.1 g35.7%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 110.1 mg

Sodium 709.7 mg29.6%

Total Carbohydrates 140 g46.7%

Dietary Fiber 12.5 g50.1%

Sugars 24.7 g

Protein 33 g66.9%

Vitamin A 203% Vitamin C 459.7%

Calcium 39.8% Iron 34.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

GETTING READY
1) Follow package instructions to cook noodles and drain well.
2) In a large bowl, put the drained noodles and stir with 1 tablespoon oil.

MAKING
3) To prepare pesto, briefly process garlic in a food processor until chopped.
4) Add in basil and chop finely by processing using on/off pulsing action and then place on a medium bowl.
5) Chop spinach finely in the processor and then add in salad dressing and 3 tablespoons of olive oil, processing briefly to mix well.
6) Mix this with the basil mixture.
7) In a large nonstick skillet or wok, allow the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to be heated over medium heat.
8) Stir in broccoli, cauliflower and onions and cook, covered for 5 minutes, stirring only when needed.
9) Uncover and cook the mixture for 5 minutes, after adding in mushrooms and red pepper flakes, until vegetables are crisp-soft.

FINALIZING
10) To the cooked noodles, add vegetable mixture, tomatoes and pesto and stir well to blend.

SERVING
11) Top with cheese and serve after garnishing with fresh basil.
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