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Creamy Pesto Garden Pasta

Level
Easy
Prep
10 minutes
Cook
15 minutes
Servings
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.
KEY INGREDIENTS
Carnation
Evaporated Milk
NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk 12 oz
NET 12 fl oz (354 mL)
INGREDIENTS
  • 1 box (12 ounces) dry tri-color rotini or spiral shaped pasta
  • 1 bag (16 ounces) frozen broccoli, cauliflower and carrot medley
  • 1 can (12 fluid ounces) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 2 cups (8-ounce package) 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 ounces) cooked ham, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
MAKE IT
Step 1
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.
Step 2
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.
Step 3
Pour cheese sauce over pasta and vegetables. Add ham; stir until combined.
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