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Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Pasta

Cozy Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Pasta on ASpicyPerspective.com #pasta #pestoThis easy Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Pasta Recipe is just the thing to ring in the year new! A healthy pasta recipe using whole grain noodles, that everyone will enjoy.

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After 6 weeks of heavy party foods, bonbons and candy bark, I feel like a stuffed pig.

How about you?

This happens to me every single year. I completely cut loose around the holidays, consuming every delectable dish I see, only to wish I hadn’t in January.

Girlfriend needs to shed a few dozen cookies this month, if you know what I mean.

DeLallo Organic Whole Grain Pasta

I’m sure many of you feel the same way I do, so over the next month, I’ll be sharing lighter figure-friendly recipes to help us all get back on track.

Subbing healthier noodles for standard pasta, is a great way to feed the whole family the dishes they love in a mindful way.

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Over the years I’ve bought uncountable brands of pasta, trying to find a company making healthy options that still taste great.

DeLallo Pasta has become my favorite.

In the 1940’s, George and Madeleine DeLallo started a small business selling authentic Italian foods door-to-door in Western Pennsylvania. Several years later they opened a small shop in Jeanette, Pennsylvania, that is still the heart of the business today.

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Interestingly, you can thank DeLallo for the olive and antipasti bar in your local grocery store. The DeLallos pioneered this concept and still source most of the olives bars across the nation.

DeLallo Pasta has become a staple ingredient in my home, because they offer so many amazing options:  pure organic semolina pasta, organic whole grain pasta, tender pillowy gnocchi, and even gluten free pasta in all different shapes and sizes.

These healthy varieties make it possible for me to serve pasta, even when we are trying to stay on the straight and narrow.

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This fast and easy Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Pasta with a rich roasted red pepper pesto, is a healthy pasta recipe you can feel good about serving.

In the time the whole grain pasta cooks to al dente, you can blend up a vibrant red pepper pesto that is full of flavor and low in saturated fat.

For those with wheat sensitivities, try this pesto pasta recipe with DeLallo Gluten Free Pasta.

Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Pasta Recipe

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time:5 minutes

Cook Time:12 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 16 ounce jar roasted red peppers (or use 3-4 fresh roasted peppers)
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh basil leaves (10-15 leaves)
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 16 ounce package DaLallo Organic Whole Grain Pasta, any variety
  • Salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Boil the pasta according to the DeLallo package instructions, approximately 10-12 minutes. Drain the pasta and pour back in the pot.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, chop the walnuts in a food processor. Pour the walnuts into a small bowl then add the roasted red peppers, fresh basil, and garlic to the food processor. Pulse until finely chopped.
  3. Add the parmesan cheese, chopped walnuts, olive oil, and 1/2 tsp. salt to the food processor, Pulse to combine. Salt and Pepper to taste.
  4. Pour the pesto over the cooked and drained pasta and toss to coat. Serve warm.

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by DeLallo. All heart-felt opinions are my own.

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52 Responses to “Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Pasta”

  1. Eileenposted January 4, 2013 at 7:41 am

    Sommer,

    Hello, Long time no see! I am looking forward to some light and healthy recipes this month too! I’m sure you will share some tasty options. Thanks for the heads up on the calander. I am actually in need of one for the side of my fridge – perfect timing! Delallo looks like they have some awesome products. Now following them on twitter :) Happy New Year!

    Reply

    • Cheryl Burns — January 7th, 2013 @ 10:04 pm

      Love Pasta that has a great pesto

      Reply

  2. Kevin @ Closet Cookingposted January 4, 2013 at 8:14 am

    Roasted red pepper pesto pasta is so quick, easy and tasty!

    Reply

  3. najwa kronfelposted January 4, 2013 at 9:06 am

    Healthy and Delicious! Happy new year!

    Reply

  4. Julie @ Table for Twoposted January 4, 2013 at 9:18 am

    LOVE roasted red pepper pesto – it’s seriously one of my go-to and all time favorite pestos. This looks delicious! 8K calendars, that’s so sweet :)

    Reply

  5. Mariaposted January 4, 2013 at 9:23 am

    The pasta looks great! We love DeLallo!

    Reply

  6. Kimposted January 4, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Awesome!

    Reply

  7. Nanascriv'sposted January 4, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Looks so good. Hope I can find DeLallo here in Oklahoma.

    Reply

  8. Gabyposted January 4, 2013 at 10:16 am

    I’m obsessed with DeLallo!! Love this pasta dish!

    Reply

  9. Cassie | Bake Your Dayposted January 4, 2013 at 10:39 am

    I love this, Sommer! I think I’m making it for dinner tonight. Perfect flavors!

    Reply

  10. Elizabeth@ Food Ramblingsposted January 4, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Thanks for sharing and this recipe looks delicious :)

    Reply

  11. marlaposted January 4, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Sommer this recipe is GORGEOUS!! Such a generous giveaway too!

    Reply

  12. Erika @ The Hopeless Housewifeposted January 4, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Gorgeous pesto and I’m all in on the healthier new year!

    Reply

  13. Colette @ JFF!posted January 4, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    That looks delicious. I’ll be looking for DeLallo pasta…

    Reply

  14. Jennifer @ Mother Thymeposted January 4, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    This pasta dish looks incredible. I just love all these flavors. I have never had DeLallo pasta, but now I look forward to trying it.

    Reply

  15. Justinposted January 4, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Thanks for announcing the giveaway & I love the layout!

    Reply

  16. Aimee @ Simple Bitesposted January 4, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    What a stunning pasta dish. I love that I have all of the ingredients on hand. This is going on the menu for next week!!!

    Reply

  17. Jessica@AKitchenAddictionposted January 4, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    I love roasted red peppers and pasta. . .this dish is perfect!

    Reply

  18. claire @ the realistic nutritionistposted January 4, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Oh this pasta looks SO YUMMY!!

    Reply

  19. Kate@Diethoodposted January 4, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Red Pepper Pesto is a staple in this kitchen :)

    Reply

  20. Laurie Bakkeposted January 4, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Thanks for the heads up. I love your recipe and the pasta to!!

    Reply

  21. Lokness @ The Missing Loknessposted January 4, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    I really like roasted red pepper. This sounds like a perfect pasta for dinner! Thank you for sharing.

    Reply

  22. Jenny Flakeposted January 4, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    Loving this recipe Sommer! Roasted Red Pepper is the best! Fun givewawy too!

    Reply

  23. Cindy Brickleyposted January 4, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Thanks for sharing the calendars giveaway, your pesto pasta looks really good, I will have to make it. I have used DeLallo pastas in the past and I still do, I love the variety that they have. I have a whole pantry just for pastas (I’m a pasta nut).

    Reply

  24. Kristenposted January 4, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    What a great recipe – we love DeLallo pastas and the calendar giveaway is great! Thanks!

    Reply

  25. Anneposted January 4, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Fantastic!

    Reply

  26. Redawnaposted January 4, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    Agreed, I totally need to get back on track. The holidays were especially food filled this year.
    That roasted red pepper pesto sounds amazing!

    Can’t wait to try it!

    Happy New year!

    Reply

  27. Jeanetteposted January 5, 2013 at 9:02 am

    I hear you on lighter eating – I had a few too many cookies this holiday season too! ;). I love your new look – very sleek and thoughtfully laid out. Wishing you a very Happy New Year and good things to come in 2013!

    Reply

  28. Velvaposted January 5, 2013 at 9:17 am

    A good pasta dish always begins with a quality pasta. Thanks for sharing.

    I am definitely looking to enjoy lighter fare for the next couple of months to make up for the gluttony of the holidays.

    Happy New Year!

    Velva

    Reply

  29. Nancy Longposted January 5, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    yum, will be trying this dish very, very soon and would love to have the calendar -

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  30. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabblesposted January 6, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    I love everything red pepper – this looks mighty tasty!

    Reply

  31. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggiesposted January 7, 2013 at 9:30 am

    This is making me SO hungry. I love roasted red peppers!

    Reply

  32. katieposted January 7, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Oh wow… this looks amazing! Love me some roasted red peppers.

    Reply

  33. Amandaposted January 7, 2013 at 11:06 am

    SO awesome!! Looks beautiful and I bet tastes just amazing!

    Reply

  34. Crystal Merrillposted January 7, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Repinned and form submitted! The recipe looks amazing!

    Reply

  35. Tammy wardposted January 7, 2013 at 11:39 am

    Love these recipes yum and love to get calendar too

    Reply

  36. megsposted January 7, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Love this recipe:) and love to get the Dellalo calendar too:)
    Thanks

    Reply

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  38. Darren Caseposted January 7, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Love Dellalo’s food.

    Reply

  39. Shari | Tickled Redposted January 7, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    Beautiful recipe darlin’! I can’t wait to make this for the family.

    Reply

  40. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchenposted January 7, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Your pesto looks incredible! I love changing up pesto flavors like that!

    Reply

  41. Cookin Canuckposted January 7, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    That pesto looks flippin’ amazing. I’d be tempted eat it straight from the bowl before it even made it to the pasta. Gorgeous photos too, Sommer!

    Reply

  42. Michael J. McCoyposted January 7, 2013 at 9:17 pm

    This looks amazing! Will have to try it ASAP!!!!!!!!!

    Reply

  43. Shainaposted January 7, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Gorgeous dish, Sommer!

    Reply

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  46. Kimposted May 14, 2013 at 8:17 am

    Looks Delicious!

    Reply

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