Monday, May 14, 2012

Just sharing a Weight Watchers Points Plus Recipe
Pasta with Creamy Spinach Pesto
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Weight Watchers Recipe
 6PointsPlus Value
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 8 min
Serves: 4
When you want a change from basil, try this spinach-based pesto instead. It's terrific with pasta but also great as a sandwich spread or vegetable soup condiment.



  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil (use 1 teaspoon salt). Add pasta and cook as package directs until al dente, about 8 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a food processor or blender, process spinach, water, oil, garlic and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt until smooth; set aside.
  • Reserve 1/4 cup pasta cooking water and then drain pasta. Return pasta to pot; add cream cheese and stir until melted. Add pesto sauce and toss to combine, adding reserved cooking water if a thinner consistency is desired. Season with fresh lemon juice and salt, if desired. Yields about 1 1/4 cups per serving.


  • Sprinkle with freshly grated Parmesan cheese if desired. And/or stir in some roasted cherry tomatoes (could affect PointsPlus value).

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