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Orecchiette Pesto Pasta Salad

pesto pasta with orchiette

Orecchiette means little ears because this pasta is sort of shaped like ears or bowls.  They work really well with pesto and makes pasta night feel extra special with only 3 ingredients.  

We love using pesto because you can load it with healthy greens and no one will know.  Get our tips to make your own pesto with anything you have on hand. 

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  • 4Servings



1 Boil orecchiette in water per package directions.

2 Before draining, save ½ cup of the starchy cooking liquid.

3 Mix hot pasta with pesto and sundried tomatoes and add some of the reserved liquid to help the pesto coat. 

4 Enjoy hot or at room temperature, add parmesan if desired.