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Pesto Pasta

"My husband loves this fresh-tasting side dish that's as good as it is easy," assures Karen Behrend of Newport, Washington. The appetizing aroma of basil is sure to whet guests' appetites.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) spiral pasta
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 garlic clove, quartered
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup olive oil

Directions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, in a blender or food processor, place the basil, parsley, Parmesan cheese, salt, garlic and nutmeg. Cover and process on low for 1 minute or until very finely chopped. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Drain pasta; top with pesto and toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 264 calories, 14g fat (2g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 263mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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  • cooktocook
    Jan 7, 2016

    Quick and easy dish to make. Taste was very fresh using the basil and parsley I have growing on my lanai. My husband enjoyed three helpings and said it is a keeper.

  • mo3702
    Apr 11, 2010

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  • emilykac
    Aug 3, 2009

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  • Tammy
    Jan 15, 2007

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