Batali Meets Gardein

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Red Turkey Pasta Mold Masterpiece

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Saffron Pesto Rotini

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SAFFRON PESTO ROTINI

This is just one of the uses for SAFFRON WALNUT PESTO:

Sauteed celery, red pepper and onion mixed with cooked tri-color rotini pasta, then tossed with Saffron Walnut Pesto that was heated till bubbly with a can of Bush’s Vegetarian Baked Beans! All the more creamy with the beans! You won’t believe how flavorful and textural this dish becomes! Tossed with fresh cut grape tomatoes and topped with a fresh combo of chopped mint, basil and sage!

Makes 9 cups

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