Pesto Pasta

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
5 min 15 min 6
Pesto Pasta
Health Highlights
This pesto pasta is only made with 6 ingredients and ready in under 30 minutes. YUM!


1 bunch Basil, fresh
2 clove(s) Garlic
1/4 cup Pine nuts, dried
1/3 cup Extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated (or nutritional yeast, to taste)
341 gm Pasta, fettuccine, whole-wheat, dry (or gluten free pasta)


  1. Combine basil, garlic, pine nuts, oil and cheese in a blender until thick paste forms.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions, return to pot and stir in the pesto.



Nutrition Highlights

  • Add sautéed zucchini or bell peppers for extra nutrients.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 355
Calories from fat 148
Calories from saturated fat 23.4
Total Fat 16.5 g
Saturated Fat 2.6 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.9 g
Monounsaturated Fat 10.1 g
Cholesterol 1.8 mg
Sodium 46 mg
Potassium 196 mg
Total Carbohydrate 44 g
Dietary Fiber 5.2 g
Sugars 0.1 g
Protein 9.9 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 2.2
Meat Alternative 0.2

Energy sources