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Pesto Pasta Recipe

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


Submitted by mjaugustine

Makes 4 servings



A great Italian-inspired recipe. Serve with polenta if desired.

Recipe Ingredients for Pesto Pasta

1 cup basil, loosely packed
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 clove garlic , crushed
2 tbsp pine nuts
8 oz whole wheat pasta

Recipe Directions for Pesto Pasta

  1. Prepare pasta as directed. Drain and return to pot.

  2. Combine basil, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and pine nuts in blender or food processor. Blend until ingredients form a paste.

  3. Add pesto to drained pasta; stir to combine.

Categories

Pasta, Main Dish, Italian, Boil, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 81.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
331
Calories from Fat
131
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
14.6g
22%
Saturated Fat
1.6g
8%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
11mg
0%
Potassium
270mg
8%
Total Carbohydrates
43.1g
14%
Dietary Fiber
5.3g
21%
Sugars
2.3g
Protein
7.8g
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 3% Iron 13%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

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

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • Very low in sodium
  • Low in sugar
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