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Pesto Pasta

Pesto Pasta

Lauren

Easy to make, but full of flavor! Good hot or cold.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 225 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 7.2 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 32g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 7.8 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 44 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 71 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water until done. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan over medium low heat. Add pesto, onion, and salt and pepper. Cook about five minutes, or until onions are soft.
  3. In a large bowl, mix pesto mixture into pasta. Stir in grated cheese. Serve.
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Reviews

alaskamom
159
3/1/2007

I doubled the pesto and olive oil and added garlic (2 cloves). Also added a sprinkle of red pepper flakes and some Mrs Dash tomato basil garlic to liven it up a bit. Served with chicken apple sausage. My hubby said this was a definate keeper.

TennesseeGirl
115
5/15/2006

This pasta is absolutely delicious! I did double the olive oil, pesto and onions. For a kick, I sauteed some garlic in the olive oil before adding the onions and pesto. Also, I crumbled some bacon on top of the dish for a little bit of a crunch. Perfection.

Jo H
79
1/30/2009

This was good but a bit dry. I sauted the onions to sweeten them up and then added some chopped sun dried tomatoes in olive oil. I added the pesto to that mixture for just long enough to get it heated through when the pasta was finished. We added some extra pesto as it was dry. A extra sprinkle of parmesan and we never missed meat. I never would have thought of adding sauted onions to pesto pasta but it was very good. This will be made again.