Spaghetti with Pesto Sauce Recipe

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Preparation Time25 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexHealthyServings4
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Butter/Margarine1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), softened
 Parmesan cheese1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), grated
 Parsley1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely chopped
 Garlic1 Clove (5 gm), crushed
 Dried basil leaves1 Teaspoon
 Dried marjoram1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Olive oil/Salad oil1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Walnuts/Pine nuts1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), finely chopped
 Spaghetti/Noodles8 Ounce (Cooked)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 492 Calories from Fat 276

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 32 g48.5%

Saturated Fat 10.7 g53.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 34.5 mg

Sodium 111.9 mg4.7%

Total Carbohydrates 46 g15.2%

Dietary Fiber 1.5 g5.8%

Sugars 0.3 g

Protein 12 g24.3%

Vitamin A 23.5% Vitamin C 19.2%

Calcium 15.8% Iron 21.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1) In a bowl, place together, butter, Parmesan, parsley, garlic, basil, and marjoram.
2) Using a wooden spoon stir the cheese mixture until well blended.
3) Slowly stream in the oil, beating continuously until all the oil is incorporated.
4) Mix in the walnuts and stir well.

5) Place the warm spaghetti on the heated serving plate.
6) Stream the sauce over the spaghetti and toss lightly until well coated.

7) Serve hot garnished with sprig of parsley if desired.