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.



Quick Tip:

  • Add sautéed zucchini, bell peppers, asparagus, or mushrooms for extra nutrients.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 358
Calories from fat 152
Calories from saturated fat 21.4
Total Fat 16.8 g
Saturated Fat 2.4 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 9.9 g
Cholesterol 1.8 mg
Sodium 43 mg
Potassium 194 mg
Total Carbohydrate 44 g
Dietary Fiber 4.9 g
Sugars 0.2 g
Protein 10.0 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 2.2
Meat Alternative 0.2

Energy sources


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