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Easy Pesto Pasta

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4 servings

Easy pesto that doesn't come from a jar? Yup, it's possible. Toss this pasta with a quick-to-make blend of fresh basil, grated Parm and Italian dressing.

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  • Cook pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
  • Meanwhile, process remaining ingredients in food processor until basil is finely chopped and mixture is well blended.
  • Drain pasta; place in large bowl. Add basil mixture; toss to coat.


Substitute Italian parsley for the basil.

Special Extra

Add 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts to food processor along with the basil.

How to Toast Nuts in Skillet

When a skillet dish calls for toasted nuts, there's no need to heat up the oven. Before beginning the recipe, simply toast the nuts for a few minutes in the ungreased skillet on medium heat, stirring frequently just until nuts are lightly browned. Remove nuts from skillet and continue recipe as directed.


  • 4 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 4 servings
Calories 280
Total fat 6g
Saturated fat 2g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 290mg
Carbohydrate 44g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 3g
Protein 11g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 25 %DV
Vitamin C 6 %DV
Calcium 15 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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