Spaghetti With Pesto Recipe


Preparation Time5 MinCooking Time10 Min
Ready In15 MinDifficulty LevelVery Easy
Health IndexHealthyServings3
MethodMain Ingredient
Interest Group


 Fresh basil leaves2 Ounce (60 Gram)
 Basil sprig1 (For Garnish)
 Pine nuts3 Tablespoon
 Garlic4 Clove (20 gm), crushed
 Sugar1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Mild olive oil5 Tablespoon
 Spaghetti12 Ounce (375 Gram)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 733 Calories from Fat 321

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 37 g56.9%

Saturated Fat 4.5 g22.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 334.8 mg13.9%

Total Carbohydrates 90 g30.1%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 1.1 g

Protein 20 g39.3%

Vitamin A 20.4% Vitamin C 9.4%

Calcium 9.4% Iron 32.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Combine basil, pine nuts, garlic, sugar and salt in a blender or food processor. Process briefly to mix. With motor running, gradually add oil through lid or feeder tube, as when making mayonnaise. The mixture will form a thick sauce. Scrape pesto into a bowl or jug, cover and set aside.
2. Bring a large saucepan of lightly salted water to the boil. Add spaghetti and cook until just tender.
3. Drain spaghetti and tip it into a heated bowl. Add pesto and toss until all the spaghetti is evenly coated.