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Spaghetti with Pea Pesto


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Spaghetti with Pea Pesto

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 6 serving
Calories: 414kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • Kosher salt
  • 1 (1-pound) package gluten-free spaghetti
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon extra- virgin olive oil , divided
  • 1 (10-ounce) package frozen peas
  • 2 large cloves garlic , chopped
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese , plus more for serving
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil. Add the spaghetti and cook according to the package directions. Reserve about 1 cup of the starchy cooking water. Drain the spaghetti, place back into the hot pot, and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Toss gently to coat the pasta with the oil.
  • While the spaghetti is cooking, make the pesto. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the peas and cook for 2-3 minutes or until cooked through. Drain well. Reserve a small handful of the peas for garnish.
  • Place the garlic in a food processor and chop finely. Add the cooked peas, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, ½ teaspoon salt, and ½ teaspoon pepper. Process until everything is finely chopped.
  • With the motor running, drizzle in the remaining 1/3 cup olive oil and process until smooth and fully combined. Add the pesto to the spaghetti along with some of the starchy pasta water. Stir to coat, adding more water a little at a time to thin the sauce if needed.
  • Garnish with the reserved peas and more Parmesan cheese if desired.


Nutrition Facts
Spaghetti with Pea Pesto
Amount Per Serving
Calories 414 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 172mg7%
Potassium 197mg6%
Carbohydrates 64g21%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 437IU9%
Vitamin C 19mg23%
Calcium 108mg11%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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