Pesto & Parmesan spaghetti

Pesto & Parmesan spaghetti

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5 mins work


Serves 6
Healthy, low fat and ready in 5 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal336
  • fat5g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs62g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre2g
  • protein14g
  • salt0.23g
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  • 500g pack spaghetti, fresh or dried
  • 2-3 tbsp pesto from a jar



    Pesto is a generic Italian name for any sauce made by pounding ingredients together.


  • 50g Parmesan (or vegetarian alternative), shaved or grated



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…


  1. 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.

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Comments (10)

gemmaaar89's picture

Tastes great with chicken and bacon added to it!

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

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

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

Really easy tasty dish will definatly make again yum!

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