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Pesto Spaghetti Recipe

Pesto Spaghetti Recipe

Fresh parsley, Parmesan cheese and a variety of herbs pack plenty of flavor into this well-seasoned side dish. Jeanette Simec from Ottawa, Illinois shares the recipe for this quick and pleasing pasta toss.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup packed fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 teaspoon each dried basil, oregano and marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 12 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1. For pesto, combine the oil, parsley and seasonings in a blender; cover and process until blended. Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain.
  • 2. Transfer to a serving bowl. Add the walnuts, cheese and pesto; toss to coat. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1 cup) equals 328 calories, 12 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 479 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 10 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 fat.