Penne With Garlic Pesto Recipe

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Penne With Garlic Pesto
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  1. In a small saucepan, combine stock and garlic cloves. Simmer for about 5 minutes, or until garlic is soft. Alternatively, microwave on High for 5 minutes in a microwave safe bowl.
  2. Add basil to the bowl of a food processor; chop fine. Blend in stock mixture. Add Parmesan cheese and pine nuts; chop fine. Pesto can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 24 hours.
  3. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling, salted water until al dente. Drain well, and return to pot. Stir in pesto to coat pasta. Toss with tomatoes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 312.61 Kcal (1309 kJ)
Calories from fat 78.14 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.68g 13%
Cholesterol 7.26mg 2%
Sodium 6358.69mg 265%
Potassium 257.57mg 5%
Total Carbs 41.83g 14%
Sugars 4.7g 19%
Dietary Fiber 4.51g 18%
Protein 8.13g 16%
Vitamin C 13.3mg 22%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Calcium 104.2mg 10%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 136.05 Kcal (570 kJ)
Calories from fat 34.01 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.78g 13%
Cholesterol 3.16mg 2%
Sodium 2767.32mg 265%
Potassium 112.1mg 5%
Total Carbs 18.2g 14%
Sugars 2.04g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1.96g 18%
Protein 3.54g 16%
Vitamin C 5.8mg 22%
Iron 0.2mg 2%
Calcium 45.4mg 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

  • 6.2
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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