Lunch / Dinner
Pesto Pasta is a classic Italian dish and favored by the masses. This recipe makes a mouthwatering sauce that can be made with ingredients that you either already have or can find at your local supermarket. A flavorful melody like this is bound to have people asking for more.
Use short tube pastas such as penne or cavatappi. Short tube pastas make it easier for the sauce to cling to the noodle, allowing for more flavorful bites.
Pulse spinach, basil, walnuts, Parmesan cheese, 1 Tbsp. lemon juice, and garlic in a food processor until chopped fine. With machine running, drizzle in oil. Season pesto with salt to taste.
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Toss together drained hot pasta, pesto, and 1 Tbsp. lemon juice in a large bowl. Serve pasta immediately with Chicken Parmesan.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 16%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 8mg 2%
Sodium 179mg 7%
Carbs 12g 4%
Fiber 1g 4%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.