Pasta with Pesto Sauce

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Spaghetti with a basil-garlic sauce.

This recipe is the next best thing to savouring a «Pasta al Pesto» in a genuine «trattoria» by the seaside in Genoa, pesto's Italian hometown!

Preparation : 5 min Cooking : 10 min
530 calories/serving
  • Very easy
  • Gluten Free
  • Halal
  • Kosher
  • Vegetarian
  • Kid-friendly


160 g gluten free/wheat free spaghetti
1/3 cup Pesto Sauce 85 mL
3 tbsp pasta cooking water 45 mL
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 15 mL
1 pinch salt [optional] 0.2 g

Before you start

Keep the serving dishes in the oven at the lowest setting so they are warm when you serve.

Put a colander in the sink to drain the cooked pasta so that it will be ready when needed.


  1. Cook the pasta.
  2. While the pasta is cooking, put the pesto sauce in a small bowl, then add salt (as per the quantity specified in the Pesto Sauce recipe) and the specified amount of pasta cooking water, which will warm up the sauce and will dilute it a bit.
  3. Put the drained linguine back into the pasta cooking pot, add the sauce and extra virgin oil, then mix well. Serve in the warmed dishes.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 serving (90g)


% Daily Value




27 g

42 %

Saturated 4.2 g
+ Trans 0 g

21 %


0 mg


270 mg

11 %


61 g

20 %


3 g

14 %


2 g


10 g

Vitamin A

4 %

Vitamin C

2 %


9 %


16 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 0 serving
Grain Products : 2 ¼ servings
Milk and Alternatives : ¼ serving
Meat and Alternatives : ¼ serving


This recipe is :
Source of  :
Calcium, Fibre, Magnesium, Omega-6, Phosphorus, Vitamin B1, Zinc
Good source of  :
Iron, Manganese, Potassium
Excellent source of  :
Vitamin E, Vitamin K
Free  :
Added Sugar


1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches 4
Vegetables 0
Meat and Alternatives 0
Fats 5

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This recipe is in the following categories

Nuts | Pasta | Main courses/Entrées | High Iron | Vegetarian | Halal | Kosher | Italian