Pesto Pasta Recipe


Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time20 Min
Ready In25 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyCuisine
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Chestnut mushrooms8 Ounce, sliced (225 Gram)
 Vegetable stock5 Fluid Ounce (150 Milliliter)
 Asparagus6 Ounce, trimmed
 Tagliatelle10 1⁄2 Ounce (Green And White)
 Canned artichoke hearts14 Ounce, drained
 Basil leaves1 Tablespoon, shredded
 Parmesan1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Garlic2 Clove (10 gm), crushed
 Basil leaves1⁄2 Ounce, washed
 Natural yogurt6 Tablespoon
 Parmesan cheese2 Tablespoon, grated
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1920 Calories from Fat 375

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 43 g65.4%

Saturated Fat 23.5 g117.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 100.1 mg

Sodium 3189.4 mg132.9%

Total Carbohydrates 287 g95.6%

Dietary Fiber 37.8 g151.1%

Sugars 22.3 g

Protein 112 g224.3%

Vitamin A 69.7% Vitamin C 115.9%

Calcium 194% Iron 67%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Place the mushrooms in a pan with the stock. Bring to the boil, cover and simmer for 3-4 minutes until tender. Drain; set aside.
2. Bring a small pan of water to the boil and cook the asparagus for 3-4 minutes until tender. Drain and set aside.
3. Bring a large pan of lightly salted water to the boil and cook the tagliatelle according to the instructions on the packet. Drain, return to the pan and keep warm.
4. Make the pesto. Place all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor and process for a few-seconds until smooth. Alternatively, finely chop the basil and mix all the ingredients together.
5. Add the mushrooms asparagus and artichoke hearts to the pasta and cook, stirring, over a low heat for 2-3 minutes. Remove from the heat, mix with the pesto and transfer to a warm bowl. Garnish with shredded basil leaves and Parmesan shavings and serve with Grissini (bread sticks), if wished.