5-Ingredient Pesto Pasta Salad

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Change up your normal pasta salad with the flavor packed pesto version!

It’s tough to go wrong with a delicious pasta salad recipe at a pot-luck or cook-out, but you know the feeling when you find one that soars above the rest. This 5-Ingredient Pesto Pasta Salad hits the mark and then some. Not only will your guests be begging for the recipe, but with just 5 simple ingredients, this dish can be thrown together in a jiffy. Paired with a nice, juicy burger or your favorite grilled specialty, our pesto pasta  is sure to please.

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5-Ingredient Pesto Pasta Salad

This pasta salad is easy to make and tastes out-of-this-world delicious.
Yield 8 people
Serving Size 0.5 cup
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 1 pound whole-wheat rotini pasta cooked and cooled
  • 1/3 cup pesto
  • 12 ounces roasted red peppers jar, drained and chopped small
  • 1 1/2 cups provolone cheese low-fat, cut into small cubes
  • 2 cups baby spinach


  • Toss the pasta and the pesto making sure the pasta is well coated in the pesto. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  • Let sit, refrigerated, for 30 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 509mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7
Keywords Budget-Friendly, Kid-Friendly, Low-Carb, Pasta, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian

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Try these other pasta salad recipes by Skinny Ms: 6-Ingredient Greek Pasta Salad, Spaghetti Squash Pasta Salad, Pasta Salad with Grilled Vegetables, and Caprese Pasta Salad.

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    1. Hi Vickie, sorry about missing the nutritional information for this recipe! I’ve added the data and this recipe is 7 points per serving.

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