Pesto Pasta

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
15 min 20 min 1
Pesto Pasta
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1/2 cup Pasta cooked
1 bunch Basil, fresh
1 clove(s) Garlic
1/4 cup Pine nuts, dried
1/3 cup Extra virgin olive oil
3 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated (or nutritional yeast, optional)


Cook pasta according to package directions.

To make pesto, blend remaining ingredients in food processor until a thick paste forms.

Return pasta to pot and stir in the pesto.

Tip: Freeze pesto leftovers in an ice cube tray. It is very handy to have cubes of pesto in the freezer for future meals.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 1048
Calories from fat 868
Calories from saturated fat 142
Total Fat 96 g
Saturated Fat 15.8 g
Trans Fat 0.2 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 15.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 61 g
Cholesterol 16.6 mg
Sodium 451 mg
Potassium 473 mg
Total Carbohydrate 32 g
Dietary Fiber 5.6 g
Sugars 0.8 g
Protein 15.5 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 1.0
Meat Alternative 1.0
Milk Alternative 0.4

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