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Whole Wheat Penne with Spinach Herb Pesto

Whole grain penne pasta tossed with a bright and refreshing flavored sauce of fresh herbs, spinach, and goats cheese.

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Directions

  1. Bring pot of water to boil for pasta.
  2. In a small skillet lightly toast pignoli (pine) nuts over low flame, watching and shaking pan so not to burn; put aside to cool.
  3. Mince garlic cloves in food processor; add spinach leaves, parsley, basil, lemon zest, squeeze of lemon juice, parmesan cheese, goats cheese (garlic and herb), and cooled pignoli nuts; process until well minced; add olive oil and continue processing until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste; set aside.
  4. Salt boiling water and add pasta, cook according to package directions; drain and set aside, reserving about 1/2 cup of pasta water.
  5. Scrape sauce from processor into serving bowl; add hot pasta, mixing well; add reserved cooking water a little at a time until desired consistency is reached.
  6. Top pasta dish with fresh grated parmesan and diced roasted red pepper for garnish; serve and enjoy!
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Grains, Pasta and Rice
Nuts and Nut Products
Oils
Cheese
Vegetables and Vegetable Products
Vegetables and Vegetable Products
Spices and Herbs
Fruit Juice
Fresh Fruit
Spices and Herbs
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Nutrition summary:

There are 421 calories in 1 serving of Whole Wheat Penne with Spinach Herb Pesto.
Calorie break-down: 32% fat, 54% carbs, 14% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories
421
 
% Daily Values*
Total Fat
15.84g
24%
Saturated Fat
3.053g
15%
Trans Fat
-
Polyunsaturated Fat
4.838g
Monounsaturated Fat
6.155g
Cholesterol
6mg
2%
Sodium
108mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
60.23g
20%
Dietary Fiber
1.1g
4%
Sugars
0.67g
Protein
15.77g
Vitamin D
-
Calcium
550mg
55%
Iron
26.64mg
148%
Potassium
362mg
10%
Vitamin A
12200IU
244%
Vitamin C
76.2mg
127%
* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
21%
of RDI*
(421 calories)
21% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
 
Carbohydrate (54%)
 
Fat (32%)
 
Protein (14%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories


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