Roasted Red Pepper Pesto Pasta
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- 16 ounces 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 ounces DeLallo Organic Whole Grain Pasta any variety
- Salt and pepper
- 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.
- 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.
- Add the Parmesan cheese, chopped walnuts, olive oil, and 1/2 teaspoon salt to the food processor, Pulse to combine. Salt and pepper to taste.
- 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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Dang. What a great pesto. The photo looks delicious enough to eat.
Delicious!! Reserve some pasta water so that not too much of the sauce is absorbed. Serve with some crusty garlic bread
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Gorgeous dish, Sommer!
This looks amazing! Will have to try it ASAP!!!!!!!!!
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!
Your pesto looks incredible! I love changing up pesto flavors like that!
Beautiful recipe darlin’! I can’t wait to make this for the family.
Love Dellalo’s food.
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Love this recipe:) and love to get the Dellalo calendar too:)
Love these recipes yum and love to get calendar too
Repinned and form submitted! The recipe looks amazing!
SO awesome!! Looks beautiful and I bet tastes just amazing!
Oh wow… this looks amazing! Love me some roasted red peppers.
This is making me SO hungry. I love roasted red peppers!
I love everything red pepper – this looks mighty tasty!
yum, will be trying this dish very, very soon and would love to have the calendar –
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!
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!
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!
What a great recipe – we love DeLallo pastas and the calendar giveaway is great! Thanks!
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).
Loving this recipe Sommer! Roasted Red Pepper is the best! Fun givewawy too!
I really like roasted red pepper. This sounds like a perfect pasta for dinner! Thank you for sharing.
Thanks for the heads up. I love your recipe and the pasta to!!
Red Pepper Pesto is a staple in this kitchen :)
Oh this pasta looks SO YUMMY!!
I love roasted red peppers and pasta. . .this dish is perfect!
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!!!
Thanks for announcing the giveaway & I love the layout!
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.
That looks delicious. I’ll be looking for DeLallo pasta…
Gorgeous pesto and I’m all in on the healthier new year!
Sommer this recipe is GORGEOUS!! Such a generous giveaway too!
Thanks for sharing and this recipe looks delicious :)
I love this, Sommer! I think I’m making it for dinner tonight. Perfect flavors!
I’m obsessed with DeLallo!! Love this pasta dish!
Looks so good. Hope I can find DeLallo here in Oklahoma.
The pasta looks great! We love DeLallo!
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 :)
Healthy and Delicious! Happy new year!
Roasted red pepper pesto pasta is so quick, easy and tasty!
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!
Love Pasta that has a great pesto