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Whole Wheat Summer Pesto Meal Prep Pasta
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Whole Wheat Summer Pesto Meal Prep Pasta

This Whole Wheat Summer Pesto Meal Prep Pasta is the perfect one pot meal for batch cooking during a busy workweek! Perfect for lunch or dinner, you'll love this pasta!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: meal prep pasta, pesto pasta
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 474kcal
Author: Taylor Stinson


  • 1 lb chicken breasts, diced
  • 1 lb whole wheat rotini
  • 1/2 cup jarred pesto
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 yellow squash or use 2 zucchini instead
  • 4 plum tomatoes, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 2 cups spinach, chopped


  • Cook pasta in boiling water until al dente, about 10 minutes. Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water and drain pasta, then set aside in a strainer. Return pasta pot to stove over med-high heat.
  • Add remaining tbsp of olive oil to pot, then add chicken and cook for 5 minutes until browned. Add tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, red onion and garlic. Saute for 2 minutes until veggies have softened.
  • Add pesto, pasta waster and pasta back to pot, stirring well to coat and cooking for another 2 minutes or so. Stir in chopped spinach and remove from heat. Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 474kcal | Carbohydrates: 64g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 800mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1852IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 2mg