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.
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VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 3 tablespoons olive or canola 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
- For pesto, combine the oil, parsley and seasonings in a blender or food processor; cover and process until blended. Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain. Transfer to a serving bowl; add walnuts, Parmesan cheese and pesto. toss to coat; serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Parsley Pesto Spaghetti in Light & Tasty February/March 2003, p16