Important Update: Calorie Count will be shutting down on March 15th. Please click here to read the announcement. Data export is available.

Pasta Pesto Recipe

Looking for an easy Pasta Pesto recipe? Learn how to make Pasta Pesto using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lynnlette

Makes 4 servings



Fettuccine with pesto and flavoring.

Recipe Ingredients for Pasta Pesto

2/3 cup basil pesto
9 oz. fettuccine
1 tbsp. olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 red bell pepper
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Recipe Directions for Pasta Pesto

  1. Preheat oven to 450F.

  2. Cut the red pepper in half and remove the seeds; then place them skin-side up on a baking sheet. Roast for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned.

  3. Cook the pasta according to the package instructions.

  4. While the pasta is cooking, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring until soft and fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the peppers and cook, stirring until hot, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

  5. Drain the cooked pasta, reserving 1/3 cup of the pasta water. Whisk the pasta water into the pesto in a large bowl.

  6. Add the pasta and cheese to the pesto and toss to combine. Add the veggie mixture and combine. Divide the pasta among 4 bowls and serve immediately.

Categories

Pasta, First Course, Main Dish, Side Dish, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 114.8g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
256
Calories from Fat
60
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.7g
10%
Saturated Fat
1.7g
9%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
52mg
17%
Sodium
695mg
29%
Potassium
236mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
38.5g
13%
Dietary Fiber
1.1g
4%
Sugars
1.3g
Protein
10.3g
Vitamin A 27% Vitamin C 98%
Calcium 10% Iron 16%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
Legend

Fat
Protein
Carbs
Alcohol
Other

Calorie Breakdown
Nutrition Breakdown
Daily Values
Daily Values

Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Low in sugar
  • High in thiamin
  • High in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in sodium
  • Join Calorie Count - It's Easy and Free!
    CREATE FREE ACCOUNT
    Advertisement