Peas, spinach and basil blend into a no-cook creamy pesto pasta sauce. Add shrimp or chicken to make a main dish.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook pasta according to package directions.

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  • Meanwhile, place peas, spinach, basil, Parmesan, olive oil, walnuts, garlic and salt and pepper in a blender or food processor.

  • Two minutes before pasta is done, ladle out 1/2 cup hot pasta cooking water and add to blender. Pulse until smooth, scraping sides and adding additional pasta water by the tablespoon, if needed.

  • When pasta is done, drain lightly and return to pot. Add sauce and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately with additional Parmesan cheese and tomatoes, if desired.

Tips

VARIATIONS: To make a main dish, prepare recipe as directed, except:

Shrimp – Add fresh or frozen peeled shrimp, thawed to boiling pasta water 3 minutes before pasta is done. When pink, drain and toss with sauce.

Chicken – Top prepared Sweet Pea Pesto Pasta with chopped cooked chicken before serving.

Nutrition Facts

454 calories; protein 14.7g; carbohydrates 66.4g; fat 14.7g; cholesterol 3.9mg; sodium 396.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2021
Excellent dish! Read More
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