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    Pasta With Spinach Pesto

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    40 mins

    20 mins

    20 mins

    StevenHB's Note:

    This pasta is good both hot and at room temperature. My daughter, now 8, asks for it frequently.

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    Ingredients:

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    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cook pasta in boing water until al dente.
    2. 2
      Drain and set aside.
    3. 3
      Meanwhile prepare sauce.
    4. 4
      Wash spinach and remove stems (the worst part of doing this recipe. I've tried using frozen instead but it isn't as good).
    5. 5
      In a large saucepan(or in the microwave), cook the spinach in water until wilted, approximately 4 minutes.
    6. 6
      Drain, squeeze out moister, and chop finely.
    7. 7
      Add garlic to spinach.
    8. 8
      Set aside.
    9. 9
      [I always use a couple of cloves.].
    10. 10
      Heat oil in a large skillet (I use a wok).
    11. 11
      If you use DeCecco fetuccine, which takes about 6-7 minutes to cook, you can put the pasta in the water immediately before starting the nuts.
    12. 12
      The pasta and the spinach end up being done at about the same time.
    13. 13
      Add the nuts and saute until light brown.
    14. 14
      Reduce heat, add spinach mixture and cook 3 minutes.
    15. 15
      Add the pasta and pepper to the spinach mixture, tossing.
    16. 16
      Add the cheese, toss and serve.
    17. 17
      Recipe can be dressed up with the addition of sauteed chicken, scallops, and/or shrimp.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 19, 2009

      45

      We added some carrots, orange pepper and black olives and it was excellent.

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    • on February 05, 2006

      45

      I agree that this is very good, instead of the pine nuts (which I detest) - we used toasted pecans (you could also use toasted walnuts or sunflower seeds) - yummy!

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    • on February 03, 2005

      45

      very good. A great simple easy meal.

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    Nutritional Facts for Pasta With Spinach Pesto

    Serving Size: 1 (139 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 461.8
     
    Calories from Fat 268
    58%
    Total Fat 29.8 g
    45%
    Saturated Fat 4.7 g
    23%
    Cholesterol 48.7 mg
    16%
    Sodium 232.5 mg
    9%
    Total Carbohydrate 37.3 g
    12%
    Dietary Fiber 2.9 g
    11%
    Sugars 0.9 g
    3%
    Protein 14.4 g
    28%

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