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Spinach pesto pasta

Recipe Information

Servings 4
Preparation Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Total Time 25 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Main Ingredient Spinach; Pasta
Category Pasta; Vegetables
Meal Lunch; Dinner
Type Main Dish; Side Dish
Cuisine American; Italian
Cook Type Boiling
Diet Heart Healthy; High Protein; High Fiber; Low Fat; Low Cholesterol


  • 8 ounces fettucine pasta 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil 

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 3 cups fresh spinach, stems removed

  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves, stems removed

  • 1/2 cup low-fat, low-sodium chicken broth 

  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

  • One 15-ounce can of cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 cup red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon black pepper 



  • Cook the pasta according to package directions and drain.

  • Blend the olive oil, garlic, spinach, basil, Parmesan cheese, and chicken broth until the leaves are broken down.

  • Add the sauce to the pasta and mix until coated. Add the beans and red bell pepper and toss to combine.


Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories: 360 cal

  • Total fat: 6g

  • Saturated fat: 2g

  • Trans fat: 0g

  • Cholesterol: 5mg

  • Sodium: 330mg

  • Carbohydrate: 62g

  • Dietary fiber: 8g

  • Sugars: 4g

  • Protein: 16g