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Healthy Spinach Pesto Pasta Recipe

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In this video, April makes a vegetarian pasta recipe with a quick and easy Spinach and Sun Dried Tomato Pesto sauce. This is a delicious way to eat more greens and your kids will love it to! It can be served hot or cold and it has even more flavor the day after it is made.

The spinach pesto has a more mild flavor than traditional Basil pesto, so some people may even like it better. You can also use the pesto for a spread on sandwiches or a flavorful pizza sauce.

Serves 4-6


12 oz Thin Spaghetti
4 Cups lightly packed Spinach Leaves
1/4 Cup Sliced Almonds
1 Tbls Lemon Juice
1 Garlic Clove, roughly chopped
1/2 Cup Fresh Parmesan Cheese
1/4 Cup Sun Dried Tomatoes in Olive Oil
4 Tbls Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 tsp each Salt and Pepper


Cook Pasta according to package directions, drain, and reserve 1 cup of the water pasta was cooked in.

Place Spinach, Almonds, Parmesan, Garlic, Lemon Juice, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Salt, and Pepper in a food processor and pulse until everything is finely chopped.

Turn on food processor again, and drizzle in the oil until sauce comes to together.

Toss pesto sauce with hot noodles and pasta water until all of the noodles are coated. Serve warm or room temperature.
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  1. doesn't pesto have basil?

  2. Can I also use the stalks ?

  3. Yeah no… Just because it has vegetables doesn't make it any healthier if anything you made it worse compared to other pasta recipes.

  4. youssef virginia

    cold pasta awwwwwwwwwwwwwwch

  5. wanderlust 4ever

    All good with the recipe but i wud prefer to cook the sauce as it has raw garlic which needs cooking, otherwise i love it infact i make these a lot with linguini pasta :)

  6. Awesome :) thanks 

  7. Sacramento Sews

    Looks good…I'll try it tomorrow.

  8. Christina Meek

    Well it's only vegetarian if you use a vegetarian hard cheese, not Parmigiano-Reggiano 

  9. I do this but with Kale.

  10. Vincenzo Sicari

    Healthy Spinach Pesto Pasta Recipe

    h/t +Becky Collins for sharing

  11. Kent MacDonald

    Makes a vegetarian pasta recipe with a quick and easy Spinach and Sun Dried Tomato Pesto sauce……

    #pastarecipes   #spinach   #vegetarian   #healthyrecipes  

  12. Makes a vegetarian pasta recipe with a quick and easy Spinach and Sun Dried Tomato Pesto sauce……

    #pastarecipes   #spinach   #vegetarian   #healthyrecipes  

  13. Not a healthy pasta.

  14. shes hot

  15. i'm looking for an efficient food processor. what kind do you have there? does it work well? – Thank you !

  16. Great video.

  17. can i use corn oil too poor for olive oil OK im just lazy to go to the store and i am ask btw 

  18. Thanks for sharing. Will get my daughter to eat Spinach this way!

  19. Paula Cilinghir

    Thank you,it was delicious! I ate it with zucchini pasta and lachs…amazing dish.

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