Pesto Pasta
En Español (Spanish Version)

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size1 (½ of pasta and 1 tbsp pesto sauce)Calories251Total Fat6 gSaturated Fat1 gSodium93 mgTotal Carbohydrate43 gDietary Fiber2.5 gProtein8.5 g
Servings and Times
Servings2 (with leftover pesto sauce)
Tip: Use as leftover pesto sauce as a spread for sandwiches, as a pizza topping, or freeze.

Ingredients and Preparation
IngredientsMeasuresWalnuts2 tablespoonsGarlic cloves2Fresh basil, packed2 cupsParmesan cheese, grated1 ounceOlive oil3 tablespoonsSalt¼ teaspoonPasta4 ounces
  • Directions
  • Add walnuts to a food processor or blender and pulse a few times, until chopped. Then add in the basil and garlic, and pulse 20-30 times.
  • With the food processor or blender running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil.
  • Scrape down the sides of the food processor, and add the Parmesan cheese and salt. Pulse until blended.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions. When pasta is cooked, drain, return to pot, and mix in about 2 tablespoons of pesto sauce.

  • Exchanges
    2.5 starches; 1 fat

    Side Suggestions: Cherry Tomato and Mixed Green Salad
    Top mixed greens with cherry tomatoes and drizzle with olive oil and vinegar.

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