Spinach Pesto Pasta

By 30 Minutes or Less
Try this fresh and vibrant spinach pesto pasta dish tonight!

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  • Prep Time:20 Minutes

Main Dishes

Serves: 4
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving: 1
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8 ounces fettuccine

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 garlic clove, minced

1 cup basil leaves, stems removed

3 cups fresh spinach

1/2 cup low-fat, low-sodium chicken broth

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

1 tsp black pepper

1 (15 ounce) can white beans, drained and rinsed

1 cup red bell pepper, chopped


  1. Cook pasta as directed on package.  Drain and place in large mixing bowl.
  2. In a blender add oil, garlic, spinach, basil, chicken broth, Parmesan cheese, and black pepper.
  3. Blend until leaves are well-blended.
  4. Pour sauce over pasta.  Mix until well coated.
  5. Add beans and red bell pepper.  Stir gently and serve.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories:    360
  • Carbohydrates:    62g
  • Total Fat:    6g
  • Cholesterol:    5mg
  • Saturated Fat:   2g
  • Dietary Fiber:    8g
  • % of Calories from Fat:    15%
  • Sodium:    330 mg
  • Protein:    16g
  • Recipe Credit
  • Centers for Disease Control



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