Radiatore with pesto

    30 minutes

    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.

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    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