Radiatore with pesto

Radiatore with pesto


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The inspiration for countless quick, healthy meals, pasta and noodles are a low-fat source of protein and, made with enriched flour, offer some vitamins and minerals.

Janet Mitchell

Serves: 4 

  • 375g radiatore pasta
  • 2 cups firmly packed fresh basil leaves
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chicken or vegetable stock
  • 3 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons reduced-fat cream cheese
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of boiling water according to the packet directions, until firm-tender. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the basil, garlic, stock, oil, cream cheese, and salt and pepper to taste, in a food processor and process to a smooth purée. Add the Parmesan and process briefly, just to combine.
  3. Add the mixture to the hot pasta, tossing well.

Did you know?

*Pasta with tomato sauce is not just a tradition, it's a smart nutritional choice: the vitamin C in the tomatoes helps your body absorb the iron in the pasta.
*People used to think that pasta was fattening, but only the sauce can make it a high-fat dish: one serving of plain cooked pasta contains less than 1g of fat.

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Can you suggest another type of pasta to use, perhaps penne or rigatoni rigate. Any suggestions anyone? - 28 Jan 2009


Can you please explain what kind of pasta radiatore pasta is? - 28 Jan 2009

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