Pasta with Pesto and Zucchini

This is such a great flavorful dish – and all the added zucchini makes it a healthful option. This tasted just as good cold the next day and would be a great take along for a packed lunch – even add a few strips of grilled chicken if you want !

Pasta with Pesto and Zucchini
Pasta with Pesto and Zucchini

6 servings
311 calories per serving

8 oz. FiberGourmet pasta (without FiberGourmet, you have to add 80 calories per serving!)
2 t oil
2 ½ c sliced zucchini
3/4 c prepared low fat pesto sauce
¼ c fat free half and half
salt and pepper to taste
2 T grated parmesan cheese
2 T chopped basil

Heat 2 t oil and sauté zucchini 5 minutes. Add 1 t minced garlic, salt and pepper and cook another minute. Cook pasta according to package instructions in salted water, drain reserving 1/3 cup of the cooking liquid. Add pasta to zucchini and stir then add reserved water, half and half, pesto sauce and additional salt and pepper. Serve garnished with parmesan and basil.

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