Rating: 4.5 stars
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 0
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Penne pasta is tossed with basil pesto, mozzarella pearls, cherry tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, and black olives for a colorful and delicious pasta salad.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water, just until al dente, about 7 to 9 minutes. Drain.

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  • Combine pasta and pesto in large bowl. Stir in mozzarella, tomatoes, Parmesan and olives. Chill until ready to serve. Serve garnished with basil sprigs, if desired.

Tips

*Mozzarella Pearls (perline) are pearl-sized portions of cheese. Mozzarella Pearls can be substituted by cutting an 8 ounce mozzarella ball (pallini) into 84 pieces.

Nutrition Facts

285 calories; protein 11.2g; carbohydrates 24.8g; fat 15.8g; cholesterol 29.2mg; sodium 269.4mg. Full Nutrition
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