Spaghetti With Spinach Pesto

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Photo by Tom Schierlitz
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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 678 calories
    • Fat 27 g
    • Sat Fat 5 g
    • Cholesterol 228 mg
    • Sodium 822 mg
    • Protein 41 g
    • Carbohydrate 67 g
    • Sugar 1 g
    • Fiber 5 g
    • Iron 7 mg
    • Calcium 211 mg

Cook the spaghetti according to the package directions. Drain, reserving ¼ cup of the cooking water.Meanwhile, in a food processor, puree 2½ cups of the spinach with the cheese, oil, pine nuts, ¾ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.In a large bowl, toss the spaghetti with the pesto, the shrimp, the remaining 1½ cups spinach, and the reserved cooking water.

Ingredients

  1. Check 12 ounces spaghetti (3/4 box)
  2. Check 4 cups baby spinach (about 4 ounces)
  3. Check 1/3 cup grated Parmesan (1 1/2 ounces)
  4. Check 1/3 cup olive oil
  5. Check 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  6. Check kosher salt and pepper
  7. Check 1 pound cooked peeled and deveined large shrimp

Directions

  1. Cook the spaghetti according to the package directions. Drain, reserving ¼ cup of the cooking water.
  2. Meanwhile, in a food processor, puree 2½ cups of the spinach with the cheese, oil, pine nuts, ¾ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper.
  3. In a large bowl, toss the spaghetti with the pesto, the shrimp, the remaining 1½ cups spinach, and the reserved cooking water.