Pasta with Spinach Pesto Sauce

Pasta with Spinach Pesto Sauce


"A healthy, low-fat alternative to high-fat pesto sauce. Can also be made with basil or cilantro."


45 m servings 451 cals
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Original recipe yields 5 servings



  • Calories:
  • 451 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 6.5 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 76.7g
  • 25%
  • Protein:
  • 25.2 g
  • 50%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 11 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 417 mg
  • 17%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. While pasta is cooking, in food processor or blender, combine spinach, tofu, lemon juice, garlic, broth, cheese, pepper, and Italian seasoning, process until smooth. Set aside.
  3. Spray a large non-stick saute pan with cooking spray. Over medium heat, cook onions and mushrooms until tender. Reduce heat to low, add pesto mixture and heat until hot.
  4. Toss pasta with sauce and bacon bits. Serve with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired. NOTE: If sauce seems too thick, thin to desired consistency with pasta cooking water or broth.
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  1. 71 Ratings


I made a few changes to this and liked the results. Used only 12 oz whole wheat pasta, added the garlic and 1 T olive oil to the onions and mushrooms rather than in the food processor. I used ve...

A great, healthy alternative. It was really good but the recipe says "firm silken tofu". It should possibly say "firm or silken". Also, perhaps frozen spinach would work, too? Will try this a...

Excellent recipe! Healthy and very tasty. I would cut the amount of pasta down next time to have more sauce.

I didn't have tofu on hand, but it's excellent without it as well.. My husband even loved it, and that man doesn't like ANYTHING. :)

I just made the sauce itself - left out chicken broth and all the mushrooms. It was amazing. It tasted like it was very bad for you, when in fact it is very healthy. five stars!

Healthy, green, and wholesome. With just the right kick of garlic. I added more broth and some milk to smooth out the pesto. You might expand the pesto recipe a little to balance out with...

This was good. I think 1 lb of pasta was too much, or there should've been more sauce. My hubby ate it up then I told him about the tofu. He couldn't believe it! Yummy!

a very healthy alternative to pesto (spinach is so good for you) but not exactly the same thing. I liked it as a spinach sauce-type thing but a pesto it is not...

Not as good as everyone made it out to be. Try Suki's Spinach and Feta Pasta much better and half the mess.