Pesto has become a new favorite in my house. I find I use it constantly for the kids. They LOVE Pesto Pizza and Pesto Cheesy Garlic Bread but for some reason I haven't made Pesto pasta. This one I whipped up in just minutes for a quick dinner using prepared pesto that I bought at the market. When I have more time I'll make my own and of course post that recipe too!
My kids absolutely loved this dish. It's a great side dish or a main dish served with garlic bread. Use the prepared pesto for an easy, super quick dinner during the week. This would also be delicious served cold for a BBQ side dish.
1/2 lb. pasta (any shape you like)
1/2 cup prepared Pesto
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
2 cups raw broccoli florets, cut small
1/2 cup frozen, shelled edamame
Cook pasta until a dente and drain. Stir in pesto and parmesan cheese and mix until pasta is well coated. In a med skillet on the stove heat 1 tablespoon olive oil, add garlic and cook on med heat for about a minute stirring so it won't burn. Add broccoli florets and sauté garlic for about 2 minutes. Stir in frozen edamame and cook for another minute until edamame is heated through. Pour hot broccoli and edamame over the pesto pasta and stir in. Serve immediately.