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Spinach Pesto Sauce

User Rating 4 Star Rating (8 Reviews)


Spinach pesto on pasta
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Spinach pesto sauce is made with fresh spinach, garlic, pine nuts, basil, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese.


  • 4 cups washed, torn spinach leaves, stems removed, well packed, 16 to 24 ounces
  • 3 garlic cloves, halved
  • 3 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried leaf basil, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • hot, cooked spaghetti


Place a few spinach leaves, garlic, pine nuts, basil and a little oil in blender or food processor container. Cover and puree until leaves begin to look crushed. Continue adding spinach leaves a few at a time with small amounts of oil to blender, using a rubber spatula to help to combine pureed mixture. Add Parmesan cheese and 1/8 tsp. salt. Cover and process until spinach pesto mixture is smooth.

Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain in colander. Serve with the spinach pesto sauce.

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 5 out of 5
AWESOME, Member zumzimzippy

First of all the last reviewer must have forgotten the cheese, basil, and garlic to the mix. With the addition of these 3 with Olive Oil and the spinach, it creates a wonderful mix of hell. Very tasty and wonderful ebgs. Great recipe.

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