Basil pesto adds zip to this pasta main-dish recipe topped with scallops. It takes just over 30 minutes to prepare.

Source: Family Circle

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
18 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook pasta following package directions, about 10 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking liquid.

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  • While pasta is cooking, season scallops with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté 3 to 4 minutes per side, until cooked through and no longer translucent.

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  • Add the pesto to drained pasta. Stir in some of the reserved cooking liquid until pasta is evenly coated with pesto.

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  • Stir in the cheese and the toasted walnuts. Serve with the scallops, and garnish with fresh basil, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

487 calories; total fat 19g; saturated fat 3g; cholesterol 47mg; carbohydrates 48g; fiber 6g; protein 31g.

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