Rotelle Primavera

Prepared pesto and canned artichoke hearts make this a ready-in-minutes meal.

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Prepared pesto and canned artichoke hearts make this a ready-in-minutes meal.



  • 12 oz. whole-wheat rotelle pasta
  • 1 lb. asparagus spears, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. pesto
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (about 2 tsp.)
  • 1 15.5-oz. can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 13.75-oz. can water-packed artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella
  • 3 Tbs. grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, bring second pot of water to a boil. Fill large bowl with cold water, and set aside. Blanch asparagus in boiling water 3 minutes. Remove, and dunk in bowl to stop cooking process.
  3. Heat olive oil and pesto in large skillet over medium heat; add garlic. Sauté 30 seconds, or until golden. Add beans, and cook 5 minutes more. Squeeze excess liquid from artichoke hearts, and add to skillet along with asparagus. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until heated through.
  4. Toss together pasta, vegetable sauce and cheeses in serving bowl. Season with salt and pepper, and pass around table to serve.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size Serves 4
  • Calories 240
  • Carbohydrate Content 28 g
  • Cholesterol Content 3 mg
  • Fat Content 9 g
  • Fiber Content 6 g
  • Protein Content 13 g
  • Saturated Fat Content 2 g
  • Sodium Content 374 mg
  • Sugar Content 1 g
  • Trans Fat Content 0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat Content 0 g

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