Linguine and Spinach Pesto

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Linguine and Spinach Pesto
Linguine and Spinach Pesto
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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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8
Servings
328
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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.

Spinach Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Spinach Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
17%
Sugar
2g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
25%
Cholesterol
23mg
8%
Protein
12g
24%
Carbs
45g
15%
Vitamin A
220µg
24%
Vitamin B12
0.3µg
4.8%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
11.2%
Vitamin C
11mg
19%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
2mg
8%
Vitamin K
188µg
100%
Calcium
164mg
16%
Fiber
3g
11%
Folate (food)
85µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
85µg
21%
Iron
2mg
11%
Magnesium
63mg
16%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
7%
Phosphorus
199mg
28%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
347mg
10%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
13.9%
Sodium
299mg
12%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
7%
Trans
0.1g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
10%

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