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Spaghetti With Spinach Pesto

Spaghetti With Spinach Pesto
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  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.

Nutritional Information

  • Per Serving
  • Calories 678
  • Fat 27g
  • Sat Fat 5g
  • Cholesterol 228mg
  • Sodium 822mg
  • Protein 41g
  • Carbohydrate 67g
  • Sugar 1g
  • Fiber 5g
  • Iron 7mg
  • Calcium 211mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

A cooking pot and pasta
For the tastiest pasta, use a large pot and lots of salted water. The more water in the pot, the faster it will return to a boil after you add the pasta and the less chance the pasta has of sticking to itself. Start checking for doneness 1 minute before the cooking time specified on the package. The pasta should be cooked through but still slightly firm to the bite.

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