Secret green sauce spaghetti

Secret green sauce spaghetti

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 12 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Sneak some extra green veg into pesto-based pasta sauce

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • sauce only
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
549
protein
21g
carbs
74g
fat
18g
saturates
8g
fibre
6g
sugar
6g
salt
0.7g

Ingredients

  • 400g spaghetti
  • 100g bag baby spinach
  • 140g frozen peas
  • small bunch basil, leaves picked, a few reserved to serve
  • 3 tbsp green pesto
  • 150ml pot single cream
  • 50g Parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), grated, plus a little extra to serve

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Method

  1. Cook the spaghetti following pack instructions. Meanwhile, boil the kettle, put the spinach and peas in a bowl, and cover with boiling water. Leave for about 3 mins until the peas are tender, then drain well. Tip the veg into a food processor or blender, add the basil, pesto, cream and Parmesan, and whizz to make a smooth sauce.
  2. Drain the pasta, reserving a little of the cooking water, and return to the pan. Pour over the sauce and return to a low heat to cook for a few mins, until the sauce clings to the spaghetti. Add a little pasta water if it looks too dry, season to taste and serve with extra Parmesan and scattered with basil leaves, if you like.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, August 2013

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lauralizpin's picture

My children love this. I love it because they are eating veg they normally turn their noses up at! Great quick easy dinner a bit more to it than just pasta and pesto

Sjmhughes@gmail.com's picture

Made this twice now. My two year old will eat it, we call "dinosaur pasta", but its pretty bland.

veggiegourmet's picture
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My two boys really enjoyed this. They love spaghetti but are not big fans of sloppy sauce, so as this was fairly dry it was a big hit!

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