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20 Minute Pesto Pasta

Dinner - 20 minutes start to finish.
  Fresh basil 1 Bunch (100 gm)
  Garlic 3 Clove (15 gm)
  Parmesan cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), freshly grated
  Walnuts 2 Tablespoon
  Extra virgin olive oil 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon ((to taste))
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon ((to taste))
  Pasta 2 Cup (32 tbs), cooked as directed

1. In a large saucepan, boil water and cook pasta as directed.
2. In a blender or food processor, take chopped basil, garlic, cheese, walnuts and olive oil; process until a smooth paste is formed.
3. When the pasta is cooked, drain well and transfer to a large serving bowl.
4. Add the basil pesto and mix well.
5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

6. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese if desired.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 746 Calories from Fat 404

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 45 g68.9%

Saturated Fat 7 g34.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 17 mg5.7%

Sodium 891.3 mg37.1%

Total Carbohydrates 61 g20.3%

Dietary Fiber 4.6 g18.5%

Sugars 3.5 g

Protein 23 g45.1%

Vitamin A 54.8% Vitamin C 19.2%

Calcium 41.3% Iron 20.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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