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Fettuccini with Spinach Pesto
With so many people in love with pasta we decided to create one that is not only rich in nutrients but is easy to prepare. Frozen spinach saves you lots of time and still provides you with good nutritional value. If you have time, you can use fresh spinach for optimum flavor and nutrition.
Fettuccini with Spinach Pesto Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Bring lightly salted water to a rapid boil. Cook fettuccini according to directions on package.
  2. While fettuccini is cooking rinse frozen spinach in warm water to thaw, and press dry. Put into food processor along with garlic, walnuts and basil. Run food processor a couple of minutes before adding liquids. Add cheese, lemon juice, water, olive oil and salt and pepper. Process just enough to blend all ingredients well.
  3. Prepare tomato by cutting in half, squeezing the seeds out, removing excess pulp in the center, and dice.
  4. As soon as you drain pasta mix in desired amount of pesto, and chopped tomato while it is still very hot. Serve immediately.
Serves 4

For optimum flavor and nutrition serve with:


Nutritional Profile

Fettuccini with Spinach Pesto
1.00 serving
(246.19 grams)
Calories: 532

NutrientDRI/DV

 copper83%


 folate70%







 protein38%



 iron28%

 fiber27%

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In order to better help you identify recipes that feature a high concentration of nutrients for the calories they contain, we created a Recipe Rating System. This system allows us to highlight the recipes that are especially rich in particular nutrients. The following chart shows the nutrients for which Fettuccini with Spinach Pesto is either an excellent, very good, or good source (below the chart you will find a table that explains these qualifications). If a nutrient is not listed in the chart, it does not necessarily mean that the recipe doesn't contain it. It simply means that the nutrient is not provided in a sufficient amount or concentration to meet our rating criteria. (To view this recipe's in-depth nutritional profile that includes values for dozens of nutrients - not just the ones rated as excellent, very good, or good - please use the link below the chart.) To read this chart accurately, you'll need to glance back up to see the ingredients used in the recipe and the number of serving sizes provided by the recipe. Our nutrient ratings are based on a single serving. For example, if a recipe makes 4 servings, you would be receiving the nutrient amounts listed in the chart by eating 1/4th of the combined ingredients found in the recipe. Now, returning to the chart itself, you can look next to the nutrient name in order to find the nutrient amount it offers, the percent Daily Value (DV%) that this amount represents, the nutrient density that we calculated for this recipe and nutrient, and the rating we established in our rating system. For most of our nutrient ratings, we adopted the government standards for food labeling that are found in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's "Reference Values for Nutrition Labeling." Read more background information and details of our rating system.

Fettuccini with Spinach Pesto
1.00 serving
246.19 grams
Calories: 532

NutrientAmountDRI/DV
(%)
Nutrient
Density
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
copper0.75 mg832.8excellent
vitamin B10.90 mg752.5excellent
vitamin A630.19 mcg RAE702.4very good
folate279.13 mcg702.4very good
omega-3 fats1.49 g622.1very good
manganese1.18 mg592.0very good
vitamin B20.53 mg411.4good
vitamin C29.07 mg391.3good
phosphorus270.78 mg391.3good
vitamin B36.06 mg381.3good
protein18.91 g381.3good
magnesium115.07 mg291.0good
iron4.96 mg280.9good
fiber6.69 g270.9good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
Rule
excellent DRI/DV>=75% OR
Density>=7.6 AND DRI/DV>=10%
very good DRI/DV>=50% OR
Density>=3.4 AND DRI/DV>=5%
good DRI/DV>=25% OR
Density>=1.5 AND DRI/DV>=2.5%

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