Simple Pesto Pasta

Simple Pesto Pasta

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"Simply noodles with a pesto and butter sauce. You could add chopped cooked chicken or shrimp to make a fuller meal."

Ingredients 15 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 392 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 392 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 19.9 g
  • 31%
  • Carbs:
  • 44.4g
  • 14%
  • Protein:
  • 10.9 g
  • 22%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium:
  • 205 mg
  • 8%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a rolling boil; cook the fettuccini at a boil until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain. Transfer the fettuccini to a bowl.
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook the garlic and pesto in the melted butter until warmed, 2 to 3 minutes; pour over the fettuccini and toss to coat.
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naples34102
6/26/2012

This "simple pesto pasta" can be made even more simple. First, since there is already garlic in the pesto I saw no need to add more, let alone 3 T. for a half pound of pasta! Second, I saved myself a pan to wash by just tossing the pasta with the pesto (I used homemade) and butter. Simple. This mix of pasta and pesto is a delicious, traditional classic - by all means add the pesto "to taste" and remember that less is more. (P.S. Be sure to reserve some of your pasta cooking water to add to your finished pasta if it becomes dry as it stands. If it stands long enough to do that :)

Pam-3BoysMama
9/20/2010

This was a wonderful side dish with chicken, but could easily be a main course. I didn't have fettuccine on hand, so I used wheat spaghetti. I did use about 1/2 the butter which worked out well. I used Basil Pecan Pesto by grettagirl.

beanie
5/9/2011

Loved it! I make my own pesto and it was great in this recipe. I used a little extra butter and a little extra garlic Yum yum.