Low Carb Penne Pasta in Pesto-Cream Sauce Recipe

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Low Carb Penne Pasta in Pesto-Cream Sauce
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  • 1/4 cup basil pesto (found in refrigerator section by fresh herbs)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain. HINT - save 1/4 cup pasta water to add to pasta later if it needs more liquid.
  2. Stir all other ingredients into hot pasta, saving a little of the Parmesan to sprinkle on top. If the dish seems too dry, you can add a little of the reserved pasta water (the starch in that water helps to bind the sauce).
  3. A nice variation is to toss in about 20 grape tomatoes (split in half first) as you toss all the ingredients. They add wonderful color and flavor.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 390.05 Kcal (1633 kJ)
Calories from fat 191.14 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21.24g 33%
Cholesterol 44.34mg 15%
Sodium 175.49mg 7%
Potassium 29.08mg 1%
Total Carbs 42.1g 14%
Sugars 1.06g 4%
Dietary Fiber 36g 144%
Protein 10.9g 22%
Vitamin C 1.8mg 3%
Iron 0.1mg 0%
Calcium 97.6mg 10%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 384.31 Kcal (1609 kJ)
Calories from fat 188.33 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20.93g 33%
Cholesterol 43.69mg 15%
Sodium 172.9mg 7%
Potassium 28.65mg 1%
Total Carbs 41.48g 14%
Sugars 1.05g 4%
Dietary Fiber 35.47g 144%
Protein 10.74g 22%
Vitamin C 1.7mg 3%
Iron 0.1mg 0%
Calcium 96.1mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 8.8
  • 8

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • high fiber

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