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Simple Pesto Pasta

Rated as 4.32 out of 5 Stars

"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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15 m servings 392
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. 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

Per Serving: 392 calories; 19.9 44.4 10.9 36 205 Full nutrition

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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 m...

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....

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.

Quick and easy way to use up pesto. Served with a grilled chicken breast on top to make a simple pasta dinner.

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 vineg...

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.

Simple and Delicious. I used garlic butter for an even more garlic-y taste.

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 definitel...

I used homemade pesto and added diced chicken and diced fresh tomatoes. Really good!