Peppy Pesto Toss

Peppy Pesto Toss

Peppy Pesto Toss

Prep and Cook Time 20 minutes


Makes 4 servings


8 ounces uncooked ziti or mostaccioli
1 package (16 ounces) frozen bell pepper and onion strips, thawed
1/2 pound deli turkey breast or smoked turkey breast, cut 1/2 inch thick
1 cup half-and-half
1/2 cup prepared pesto
1/4 cup grated Parmesan or Asiago cheese


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. Add pepper and onion mixture to pasta water during last 2 minutes of cooking. Meanwhile, cut turkey into 1/2-inch cubes.
  3. Drain pasta and vegetables in colander.
  4. Combine half-and-half, pesto sauce and turkey in saucepan used to prepare pasta. Cook 2 minutes or until heated through.
  5. Return pasta and vegetables to saucepan and toss well to coat. Sprinkle with grated cheese. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Calories 581
Total Fat 26 g
Cholesterol 75 mg
Carbohydrate 60 g
Fiber 2 g
Protein 28 g
Sodium 1040 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 3
Vegetable 3
Meat 2
Fat 4

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