Rating: 4.29 stars
34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

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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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

392 calories; protein 10.9g; carbohydrates 44.4g; fat 19.9g; cholesterol 35.5mg; sodium 204.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (24)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
06/27/2012
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 :) Read More
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34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 16
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
06/26/2012
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 :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/09/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2012
Quick and easy way to use up pesto. Served with a grilled chicken breast on top to make a simple pasta dinner. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2012
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2012
Simple and Delicious. I used garlic butter for an even more garlic-y taste. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2013
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2014
Love this recipe!!! Very simple and easy!! Didn't have fettuccine on hand so I used twirls instead. Used homemade pesto from this site and stuck with the rest of the recipe and it came out perfectly. If I had to change anything, will definitely save the pasta water to help it be less dry (but I like it like that personally) this can pair with grilled Parmesan chicken and salad really well!! Read More
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