Tuscan-Inspired Pesto Pasta | Recipes

Tuscan-Inspired Pesto Pasta

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Makes:8 servings
Freezing:not recommended

Your whole family will love this rich and creamy vegetable pasta. With delicious mozzarella and white cheddar cheese, it will transport your taste buds straight to Tuscany.


3 cups 750 mL uncooked bow tie pasta
3 cups 750 mL Carnation® Simple White Sauce
¾ cup 175 mL prepared pesto sauce
1 bag 400 g frozen vegetables
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tsp 5 mL salt
¼ tsp 1 mL pepper
1 ½ cups 375 mL grated mozzarella cheese
¾ cup 175 mL grated white cheddar cheese


  1. Cook pasta per package directions. Rinse with cold water to stop cooking so pasta will remain al dente.
  2. Prepare Carnation Simple White Sauce in medium sauce pan. Stir in pesto.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Grease a 9” x 13” (3 L) dish.
  4. Combine 2 cups (500 mL) sauce with pasta in a large bowl. Add frozen vegetables, garlic, salt and pepper. Stir well.
  5. Place half the pasta mixture into prepared dish. Pour 1 cup (250 mL) pesto white sauce and half the grated cheese over prepared pasta. Place remaining pasta mixture over sauce and then cover with remaining sauce and cheese.
  6. Bake in preheated oven, 40 to 45 minutes until golden and bubbling. Let sit 10 minutes before serving.


  • Add cooked chicken to the pasta mixture.

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