Linguine and Spinach Pesto

Linguine and Spinach Pesto
Pasta Fits

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Teaspoon  salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 Pound  spaghetti, linguine, or your favorite pasta shape*
  • One  10-ounce package frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 2 Tablespoons  vegetable oil
  • 1/4 Cup  grated Parmesan
  • 2 Tablespoons  chopped parsley
  • cloves garlic
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  dried basil
  • 2 Tablespoons  butter
  • 1/3 Cup  water
  • 4 Ounces  crumbled feta

This spinach pesto comes together in just minutes while the pasta cooks. It's quick, easy, and delicious — what more could you ask for out of a weeknight-friendly dinner recipe?

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Directions

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Cook the pasta according to the package directions, drain, and set aside.

In a blender or the bowl of a food processor, combine the spinach, oil, Parmesan, parsley, garlic, salt, and basil. Mix at medium speed until chopped finely. Melt the butter in the water. With a blender or processor running, gradually pour in the melted butter mixture until blended. Toss the pesto with the pasta. Sprinkle feta on top and serve.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

328 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Balanced Sugar Conscious, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:

16%

Servings:

8
  • Fat 91g 139%
  • Carbs 357g 119%
  • Saturated 39g 197%
  • Fiber 21g 86%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 18g
  • Monounsaturated 34g
  • Polyunsaturated 10g
  • Protein 94g 189%
  • Cholesterol 181mg 60%
  • Sodium 2,855mg 119%
  • Calcium 1,316mg 132%
  • Magnesium 510mg 128%
  • Potassium 2,781mg 79%
  • Iron 16mg 88%
  • Zinc 12mg 81%
  • Phosphorus 1,597mg 228%
  • Vitamin A 1,756µg 195%
  • Vitamin C 92mg 153%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 56%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 111%
  • Niacin (B3) 11mg 56%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 90%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 685µg 171%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 38%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 13mg 67%
  • Vitamin K 1,511µg 1,888%
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