"Simply noodles with a pesto and butter sauce. You could add chopped cooked chicken or shrimp to make a fuller meal." — MOMof5
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1/2 (16 ounce) box
dry fettuccine pasta
butter, or to taste
This was a wonderful side dish with chicken, but could easily be a main course. I didn't have fettuccine on hand, so I used wheat spaghetti. I did use about 1/2 the butter which worked out well. I used Basil Pecan Pesto by grettagirl.
This "simple pesto pasta" can be made even more simple. First, since there is already garlic in the pesto I saw no need to add more, let alone 3 T. for a half pound of pasta! Second, I saved myself a pan to wash by just tossing the pasta with the pesto (I used homemade) and butter. Simple. This mix of pasta and pesto is a delicious, traditional classic - by all means add the pesto "to taste" and remember that less is more. (P.S. Be sure to reserve some of your pasta cooking water to add to your finished pasta if it becomes dry as it stands. If it stands long enough to do that :)
Loved it! I make my own pesto and it was great in this recipe. I used a little extra butter and a little extra garlic Yum yum.
I made the spinach almond pesto from the website and perhaps used more than the 1/2 cup given. Also, I topped my pasta with well sauted onions, corn and red bell pepper with salt and cider vinegar. Even the husband who cannot eat pasta went for seconds. I think this is a great base recipe.
Quick and easy way to use up pesto. Served with a grilled chicken breast on top to make a simple pasta dinner.
Simple and Delicious. I used garlic butter for an even more garlic-y taste.
Simple, yummy and easy! Topped with some chopped green onions for color. Thanks!
I like recipes that are easy and good, and this surely is. I added a couple tablespoons of fat free sour cream for creamy pesto sauce, and served with rotini pasta. Thanks MOMof5.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Simple Pesto Pasta
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 180
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