Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Pasta + 8k Giveaways

This 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 pesto pasta recipe 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.

DeLallo Pinterest Calendar Contest

As if this healthy pasta recipe wasn’t enough…

DeLallo has an amazing Pinterest Calendar Contest going on right now in which 8,000 of you will win a large full-color DeLallo 2013 Calendar.

DeLallo Calendar

The calendar is loaded with DeLallo’s best recipes this year and fabulous coupons.

All you have to do to win one is: ~Sorry All the Calendars Have Been Given Out!~

  1. “Pin” a photo from DeLallo 2013 Calendar Giveaway Pinterest Board with the hashtag #DeLallo2013.
  2. Then Fill Out This Form so DeLallo can ship out your calendar!

DeLallo Pasta and Calendar

Easy, right?

The first 8,000 people to enter will receive this awesome calendar in the mail. GO!

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Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Pasta Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 16 oz. 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 oz. 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.
  5. Serve warm.

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

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49 Responses to “Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Pasta + 8k Giveaways”

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    Eileen — January 4, 2013 @ 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!

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

      Love Pasta that has a great pesto

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    Kevin @ Closet Cooking — January 4, 2013 @ 8:14 am

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

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    najwa kronfel — January 4, 2013 @ 9:06 am

    Healthy and Delicious! Happy new year!

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    Julie @ Table for Two — January 4, 2013 @ 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 :)

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    Maria — January 4, 2013 @ 9:23 am

    The pasta looks great! We love DeLallo!

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    Kim — January 4, 2013 @ 9:49 am

    Awesome!

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    Nanascriv's — January 4, 2013 @ 10:06 am

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

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    Gaby — January 4, 2013 @ 10:16 am

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

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — January 4, 2013 @ 10:39 am

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

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    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — January 4, 2013 @ 12:53 pm

    Thanks for sharing and this recipe looks delicious :)

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    marla — January 4, 2013 @ 1:33 pm

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

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    Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife — January 4, 2013 @ 1:39 pm

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

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    Colette @ JFF! — January 4, 2013 @ 1:51 pm

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

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    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — January 4, 2013 @ 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.

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    Justin — January 4, 2013 @ 1:56 pm

    Thanks for announcing the giveaway & I love the layout!

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    Aimee @ Simple Bites — January 4, 2013 @ 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!!!

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — January 4, 2013 @ 2:34 pm

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

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — January 4, 2013 @ 2:50 pm

    Oh this pasta looks SO YUMMY!!

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    Kate@Diethood — January 4, 2013 @ 2:56 pm

    Red Pepper Pesto is a staple in this kitchen :)

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    Laurie Bakke — January 4, 2013 @ 3:12 pm

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

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    Lokness @ The Missing Lokness — January 4, 2013 @ 3:20 pm

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

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    Jenny Flake — January 4, 2013 @ 3:25 pm

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

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    Cindy Brickley — January 4, 2013 @ 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).

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    Kristen — January 4, 2013 @ 4:38 pm

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

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    Anne — January 4, 2013 @ 4:57 pm

    Fantastic!

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    Redawna — January 4, 2013 @ 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!

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    Jeanette — January 5, 2013 @ 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!

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    Velva — January 5, 2013 @ 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

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    Nancy Long — January 5, 2013 @ 3:32 pm

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

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — January 6, 2013 @ 4:54 pm

    I love everything red pepper – this looks mighty tasty!

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    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — January 7, 2013 @ 9:30 am

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

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    katie — January 7, 2013 @ 9:59 am

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

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    Amanda — January 7, 2013 @ 11:06 am

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

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    Crystal Merrill — January 7, 2013 @ 11:37 am

    Repinned and form submitted! The recipe looks amazing!

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    Tammy ward — January 7, 2013 @ 11:39 am

    Love these recipes yum and love to get calendar too

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    megs — January 7, 2013 @ 11:40 am

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

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    Darren Case — January 7, 2013 @ 2:16 pm

    Love Dellalo’s food.

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    Shari | Tickled Red — January 7, 2013 @ 2:43 pm

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

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    Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen — January 7, 2013 @ 3:47 pm

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

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    Cookin Canuck — January 7, 2013 @ 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!

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    Michael J. McCoy — January 7, 2013 @ 9:17 pm

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

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    Shaina — January 7, 2013 @ 10:52 pm

    Gorgeous dish, Sommer!

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    Kim — May 14, 2013 @ 8:17 am

    Looks Delicious!

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