Spinach Pesto Pasta
Spinach Pesto Pasta is a wholesome and delicious twist on pesto!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
- 2 cups tightly packed baby spinach
- 1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese plus more for topping
- 2 garlic cloves pressed
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
- 1 box whole grain pasta
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions. When done, drain and return to the pot.
Meanwhile, in the bowl of a food processor, combine spinach, parsley, walnuts, Parmesan, garlic, olive oil, and salt. Process until a smooth paste forms.
Stir pesto into the hot pasta until completely incorporated. Serve with a sprinkling of freshly grated Parmesan.
Calories: 412kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 289mg | Fiber: 1g | Vitamin A: 27.9% | Vitamin C: 11.8% | Calcium: 10.5% | Iron: 20.5%