Creamy Pesto Garden Pasta

Creamy Pesto Garden Pasta

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10 min.
25 min.
10 servings

Pasta, veggies and ham in a creamy pesto cheese sauce will make this easy-to-prepare Creamy Pesto Garden Pasta dish a surefire winner with the family.


  • 1 box (12 oz.) dry tri-color rotini or spiral shaped pasta
  • 1 bag (16 oz.) frozen broccoli, cauliflower and carrot medley
  • 1 can (12 fl. oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 2 cups (8-oz. pkg.) shredded Italian cheese blend or Monterey Jack cheese
  • 3 tablespoons jarred or refrigerated pesto with basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) cooked ham, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
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COOK pasta according to package directions, adding frozen vegetables to boiling pasta water for last 2 minutes of cooking time; drain. Return pasta and vegetables to cooking pot.

MEANWHILE, COMBINE evaporated milk, cheese, pesto and black pepper in medium saucepan. Cook over medium low heat, stirring occasionally, until cheese is melted. Remove from heat.

POUR cheese sauce over pasta and vegetables. Add ham; stir until combined.

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Creamy Pesto Garden Pasta

I make a version of this, with diced cukes, rotini, diced cheddar, diced ham, and ranch dressing. Always a big hit.

- Jennifer LaRonge from Hayward, WI

Tasty and Easy

This was easy to put together and tasted fine.

- Benjamin Young from Knoxville, TN


This recipe was very tasty. My kids, ages 2 & 4 ate it all up!!

- Nichole Halley from NIPOMO, CA

Fast and Easy

This was incredibly easy to make and pleased the entire family.

- Christopher Steenbergen from STREATOR, IL

Creamy Pesto Garden Pasta

This recipe is fast and easy. I have tried a variety of meats and its always good.

- Kathy Bennett from WEST TERRE HAUTE, IN

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/10 of Recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 10

  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 330
  • Calories from Fat: 110
  • Total Fat: 12g (18% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 6g (30% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 45mg (15% of DV)
  • Sodium: 560mg (23% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 36g (12% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g (12% of DV)
  • Sugars: 5g
  • Protein: 19g
  • Vitamin A: 50% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 15% of DV
  • Calcium: 30% of DV
  • Iron: 10% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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