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Simple Pesto Pasta Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Simple Pesto Pasta

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"Simply noodles with a pesto and butter sauce. You could add chopped cooked chicken or shrimp to make a fuller meal."

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  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins
  • READY IN

    15 mins

Directions

  1. Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a rolling boil; cook the fettuccini at a boil until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain. Transfer the fettuccini to a bowl.
  2. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook the garlic and pesto in the melted butter until warmed, 2 to 3 minutes; pour over the fettuccini and toss to coat.
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Jun 26, 2012

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 :)

 
Sep 20, 2010

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.

 
May 09, 2011

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.

 
Feb 07, 2012

Quick and easy way to use up pesto. Served with a grilled chicken breast on top to make a simple pasta dinner.

 
Oct 07, 2010

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.

 
Feb 16, 2012

Simple and Delicious. I used garlic butter for an even more garlic-y taste.

 
Oct 02, 2012

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.

 
Feb 25, 2013

This recipe worked out very well, was delicious! I added a half teaspoon of granular garlic to the sauce, and a teaspoon of chicken bullion, after reading a review on being bland. This definitely picked up the flavor, was wonderful, went back for seconds!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 392 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44.4 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 19.9 g
  • 31%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 10.9 g
  • 22%
  • Sodium
  • 205 mg
  • 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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