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Whole-Wheat Pesto Pasta With Breadcrumbs

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“This is a wholesome, delicious, and completely satisfying pasta which is impressive but quickly made.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, toast the pine nuts or walnuts about 5-10 minutes, until the nuts become fragrant. Be careful and stir the nuts often, as they can burn quickly.
  2. In the bowl of a food processer, pulse nuts, basil, garlic, salt, pepper, and 1/4 cup olive oil until the basil is very finely chopped but not a fine paste. Scrape into a small bowl and add remaining 1/4 cup olive oil.
  3. In a pot over high heat, bring four quarts water to a rolling boil. Add pasta and return to a boil.
  4. Cook according to package directions (about eleven minutes) until pasta is al dente.
  5. Drain in a collander.
  6. Return to pot and turn off heat.
  7. Stir in pesto.
  8. Toss with breadcrumbs.
  9. Serve.

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