Creamy Roasted Pepper Pesto Linguine
with Spinach and Cheesy Garlic Bread
Creamy, cheesy, red pepper pesto pasta lightened with spinach and burst tomatoes: what's not to love? Served with a side of cheesy garlic toast, this dinner is a big hug!
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Roasted Pepper Pesto
Parmesan Cheese, shredded
(Contains Barley, Wheat)
Zesty Garlic Blend
Not included in your delivery
Before starting, preheat the broiler to high. Wash and dry all produce. Remove 2 tbsp (4 tbsp) butter from the fridge and set aside to come up to room temperature. Add 10 cups hot water and 2 tsp salt to a large pot (use same for 4 ppl). Cover and bring to a boil over high heat.Add linguine to the boiling water. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until tender, 10-12 min.Reserve 1/2 cup (1 cup) pasta water, then drain and return linguine to the same pot, off heat.
Meanwhile, halve baby tomatoes. Add tomatoes and 1/2 tbsp (1 tbsp) oil to an unlined baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper, then toss to combine. Broil in the middle of the oven until tomatoes burst, 5-6 min.
Meanwhile, peel, then slice shallot.Peel, then mince or grate garlic. Halve ciabatta rolls. Roughly chop spinach.Mix 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) butter, 1/2 tbsp (1 tbsp) Zesty Garlic Blend and garlic in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper, then stir to combine. Set aside.
Heat a large non-stick pan over medium heat. When hot, add 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) butter, then shallots. Cook, stirring often, until softened, 2-3 min. Add roasted pepper pesto, reserved pasta water and cream cheese. Cook, stirring often, until combined, 2-3 min.Add linguine, blistered tomatoes and spinach, then toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Remove from heat.
Arrange ciabatta on another unlined baking sheet.Spread garlic butter on the cut side of each ciabatta half, then sprinkle with half the Parmesan cheese.Broil in the middle of the oven until golden-brown, 1-2 min. (TIP: Keep an eye on rolls so they don't burn!)
Divide linguine and garlic toast between plates. Sprinkle remaining Parmesan over pasta.