Spinach Pesto Pasta Recipe

Looking for an easy Spinach pesto pasta recipe? Learn how to make Spinach pesto pasta using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by mfellis

Makes 5 servings



Whole wheat penne pasta with walnut and spinach pesto

Recipe Ingredients for Spinach pesto pasta

464 g spinach
283 g whole wheat pasta
442 g grape tomatoes
46 g olive oil
16 g garlic
64 g walnuts
76 g parmesan cheese
37 g lemon juice
1/4 t salt (skip)

Recipe Directions for Spinach pesto pasta

  1. wilt spinach and cool in ice water

  2. cook pasta

  3. combine spinach, walnuts, parmesan cheese, lemon zest and juice, and garlic in food processor. Add olive oil will running. Add more pasta water as needed to make pesto the correct consistency.

  4. combine pasta, pesto, and tomatoes and serve with additional parmesan cheese.

  5. Serving = 324

Categories

Pasta, Tomatoes, Vegetables, Main Dish, Quick, Vegetarian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 285.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
482
Calories from Fat
208
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
23.1g
36%
Saturated Fat
4.4g
22%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
13mg
4%
Sodium
429mg
18%
Potassium
972mg
28%
Total Carbohydrates
53.0g
18%
Dietary Fiber
9.3g
37%
Sugars
5.2g
Protein
19.8g
Vitamin A 211% Vitamin C 42%
Calcium 34% Iron 33%
* 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
B+
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • High in manganese
  • Very high in vitamin A
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