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Linguine and Spinach Pesto

Linguine and Spinach Pesto

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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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
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 Teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 Cup water
  • 4 Ounces crumbled feta

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.

Nutritional Facts
Servings8
Calories Per Serving328
Total Fat11g17%
Sugar2gN/A
Saturated5g25%
Cholesterol23mg8%
Protein12g24%
Carbs45g15%
Vitamin A220µg24%
Vitamin B120.3µg4.8%
Vitamin B60.2mg11.2%
Vitamin C11mg19%
Vitamin D0.1µgN/A
Vitamin E2mg8%
Vitamin K188µg100%
Calcium164mg16%
Fiber3g11%
Folate (food)85µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)85µg21%
Iron2mg11%
Magnesium63mg16%
Monounsaturated4gN/A
Niacin (B3)1mg7%
Phosphorus199mg28%
Polyunsaturated1gN/A
Potassium347mg10%
Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg13.9%
Sodium299mg12%
Thiamin (B1)0.1mg7%
Trans0.1gN/A
Zinc2mg10%