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Pesto Pasta

This delicious whole-grain pesto pasta gives you great flavor without the excess calories.


  • 8 oz. linguini, whole-wheat or blended whole-wheat
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 cups packed fresh basil
  • 3/4 cup packed fresh parsley
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 T toasted pine nuts or walnuts
  • 2 T freshly grated Parmesan cheese


Cook pasta according to directions. In a blender or food processor, combine the basil, parsley, oil, nuts and garlic. Pulse to finely chop. Sprinkle with cheese. With the machine running, add the broth a little at a time until blended. Add more broth if needed.

Toss pesto sauce with pasta and serve. Pair with a simple salad or lightly steamed vegetable.


4 servings

Nutritional Information

Per serving:
Calories: 325
Fat: 11g
Carbohydrate: 46g
Protein: 11g
Sodium: 70mg
Fiber: 6g

Recipe Source: myOptumHealth

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