Pasta & spinach pesto

Yield: 8 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Spaghetti or Linguine OR Thin Spaghetti, uncooked
10 ounces Frozen spinach thawed, well drained
2 tablespoons Vegetable oil
¼ cup Grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons Chopped parsley
2 \N Garlic cloves
½ teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Dried basil
2 tablespoons Butter or margarine
⅓ cup Water
4 ounces Crumbled feta cheese

Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain. In blender or food processor, combine spinach, oil, Parmesan cheese, parsley, garlic, salt and basil. Blend at medium speed or process until finely chopped. Melt margarine in water. With blender or processor running, gradually pour in melted margarine mixture until blended. Toss with pasta. Sprinkle feta on top and serve.

Each serving provides: 518 Calories; 18⅒ g Protein; 83⅕ g Carbohydrates; 12⅕ g Fat; 15⅒ mg Cholesterol; 417 mg Sodium.

Calories from Fat: 21%

Copyright National Pasta Association () (Reprinted with permission)

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