Kale & Toasted Nut Pesto with Sweet Italian Sausage Tortelloni

Nutritional Information

  • Calories 470
  • Calories from Fat 230
  • Total Fat 25g 39%
  • Saturated Fat 5g 25%
  • Cholesterol 35mg 11%
  • Sodium 640mg 27%
  • Carbohydrates 47g 16%
  • Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
  • Sugars  6g
  • Protein 16g
  • Vitamin A 100%
  • Vitamin C 70%
  • Calcium 15%
  • Iron 20%
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Kale & Toasted Nut Pesto with Sweet Italian Sausage Tortelloni

BUITONI® Kale & Toasted Nut Pesto with Sweet Italian Sausage Tortelloni

Prep: Min

Total: Min

Serves: 6

Try making homemade pesto with kale and toasted walnuts for a delicious taste combination. Toss with sweet Italian sausage tortelloni and dinner is ready in less than 20 minutes.

 Sweet Italian Sausage Tortelloni
Nutritional Facts

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups firmly packed baby kale leaves
  • 1/2 cup toasted, chopped walnuts or pine nuts, plus more for garnish
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup good quality extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 package BUITONI Refrigerated Sweet Italian Sausage Tortelloni (20 oz.)

Directions:

PLACE kale in food processor along with nuts, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Pulse until kale is finely chopped. Add cheese; pulse until incorporated. Drizzle in oil and continue to pulse until pesto reaches desired consistency.

PREPARE pasta according to package directions, reserving ½ cup cooking water. Toss pesto, pasta and ¼ cup of the cooking water in large bowl to coat. Thin with additional water, if desired. Top with additional nuts, if desired.

Cook’s Tip: To add a little heat, add a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes. To toast the nuts, place nuts in a medium, dry skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently, for 4 minutes or until fragrant.