Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 (½ of pasta and 1 tbsp pesto sauce)
Calories251
Total Fat6 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Sodium93 mg
Total Carbohydrate43 g
Dietary Fiber2.5 g
Protein8.5 g

Servings and Times

Servings2 (with leftover pesto sauce)

Tip: Use as leftover pesto sauce as a spread for sandwiches, as a pizza topping, or freeze.

Ingredients and Preparation

IngredientsMeasures
Walnuts2 tablespoons
Garlic cloves2
Fresh basil, packed2 cups
Parmesan cheese, grated1 ounce
Olive oil3 tablespoons
Salt¼ teaspoon
Pasta4 ounces
  1. Directions
  2. Add walnuts to a food processor or blender and pulse a few times, until chopped. Then add in the basil and garlic, and pulse 20-30 times.
  3. With the food processor or blender running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil.
  4. Scrape down the sides of the food processor, and add the Parmesan cheese and salt. Pulse until blended.
  5. Cook pasta according to package directions. When pasta is cooked, drain, return to pot, and mix in about 2 tablespoons of pesto sauce.