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Pesto Pasta Pronto

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Pesto Pasta Pronto
  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 4
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Enjoy this quick cooking cheesy pasta with basil pesto - delicious dinner that’s ready in just 30 minutes!

Ingredients

8
oz uncooked fettuccine
1
container (7 oz) basil pesto
1/3
cup shredded Parmesan cheese (1 1/2 oz)

Directions

  • 1 Cook fettuccine to desired doneness as directed on package; drain.
  • 2 In large bowl, gently toss hot cooked fettuccine and pesto sauce. Place on serving platter; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Tips  

Pesto is made from olive oil, fresh basil, garlic, Parmesan cheese and pine nuts. Look for commercial brands of pesto in the Italian section of the supermarket or next to the refrigerated pastas and fresh pasta sauces.

For a heartier dish, top the pasta with sliced, grilled chicken breasts.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cup
Calories
510
(
Calories from Fat
290
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
32g
50%
(
Saturated Fat
8g
38%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
60mg
20%
Sodium
810mg
34%
Potassium
190mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
41g
14%
(
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
,
Sugars
0g
)
Protein
15g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 4 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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