Pesto & Parmesan spaghetti

Pesto & Parmesan spaghetti

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Cooking time

5 mins work

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 6

Healthy, low fat and ready in 5 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
336
protein
14g
carbs
62g
fat
5g
saturates
2g
fibre
2g
sugar
0g
salt
0.23g

Ingredients

  • 500g pack spaghetti, fresh or dried
  • 2-3 tbsp pesto from a jar
  • 50g parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), shaved or grated

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Method

Boil spaghetti in a large pan according to pack instructions. Drain well, then return to the pan with the pesto and half the Parmesan. Toss well, then tip into a serving bowl and sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2005

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Emsj9's picture

enjoyed it really nice also added a few shop bought vegetarian meat balls on top to make it a proper meal WILL make again

almellitfr's picture
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Very good and handy.
Had a pb in my case: a little too dry

fluffyjacq's picture

Pesto is made of parmesan cheese: Parmesan/Parmigiano-Reggiano is an EU Protected Designation of Origin product and has to be made using calf rennet, so it’s definitely NOT suitable for vegetarians.

rosieekins's picture

from a 16 year old's perspective, I never knew you could make something this quick and simple and it still taste this amazing. I added some button mushrooms! :)

rupehaw's picture

love it. add some chopped sunblushed tomatoes - delicious

prasmichhotmail's picture

I think for people that aren't as confident in the kitchen, simple recipes like this with clear guidelines and amounts are great.
We all had to start somewhere.

lajpink's picture

can this really be classed as a recipe?!

reddeb1's picture
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Funny - this is my emergency storecupboard dinner. My kids love it, with either green or red pesto and some toasted pinenuts sprinkled on top too. Didn't think you need an actual recipe for it though ;) Although seeing it on here will make me feel better when I serve it up for dinner - "no complains - the recipe is on BBC Good Food!" lol :)

gemzie123's picture
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Really easy tasty dish will definatly make again yum!

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