Spinach Pesto Pasta

Marla Meridith

February 15, 2015



Think green!! This healthy pasta dish will knock your socks off! If you love pesto as much as I do then dig in….

Spinach Pesto Pasta | A delicious & simple family meal! MarlaMeridith.com

This Spinach Pesto Pasta is the most perfect family meal. Great for lunch & dinner & delish for lunch boxes!

Spinach Pesto Pasta | A delicious & simple family meal! MarlaMeridith.com

Spinach Pesto Pasta | A delicious & simple family meal! MarlaMeridith.com

How was your weekend? Ours was amazing! I was in Vail & Beaver Creek with my pals after doing TV segments in Denver, NYC & a Skype interview on Headline News. It was busy, super charged & loads of fun!

Spinach Pesto Pasta | A delicious & simple family meal! MarlaMeridith.com

Spinach Pesto Pasta | A delicious & simple family meal! MarlaMeridith.com

We had fun watching the Ski Championships & drinking lots of vino. Then I came back to Telluride to be with my family (missed them like crazy!) Phew! I’ve been cooking all day & enjoying every minute of it! I’ve been craving pesto like crazy lately ~ so this was the first dish I whipped up.

There’s something about the slightly warmer weather (it needs to snow here desperately) that makes me crave a fresh pesto sauce. Orecchiette is one of may favorite pasta shapes. Its easy to cook al dente & it holds sauce so nicely. What’s your favorite pasta shape?

Spinach Pesto Pasta | A delicious & simple family meal! MarlaMeridith.com

In this pesto I combined baby spinach, parmesan cheese, garlic, olive oil & pecans. Simple to get ingredients.

Spinach Pesto Pasta | A delicious & simple family meal! MarlaMeridith.com

Spinach Pesto Pasta | A delicious & simple family meal! MarlaMeridith.com

Whiz it up in your food processor or blender. Season with salt & pepper to taste. Pesto is that easy to prepare friends!

Spinach Pesto Pasta | A delicious & simple family meal! MarlaMeridith.com

Enjoy!

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Spinach Pesto Pasta | A delicious & simple family meal! MarlaMeridith.com

 

 

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33 Comments
  • Averie @ Averie Cooks
    Posted at 16:55h, 15 February

    I love pesto and this just looks so fresh and healthy and perfect! Love the pop of red color from the tomatoes too!

    • Marla
      Posted at 03:59h, 18 February

      Thanks Averie! I thought that made a nice color pop as well 😉

  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
    Posted at 17:26h, 15 February

    I love that pesto Marla! Such a gorgeous meal!

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    Posted at 22:06h, 15 February

    That vibrant green pesto is so striking, what a perfect weeknight pasta!

  • Rosa
    Posted at 00:11h, 16 February

    Scrumptious! I love pesto and spinach.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  • Christi @ Love From The Oven
    Posted at 05:34h, 16 February

    Marla, this looks amazing! LOVE pesto!

  • Kevin @ Closet Cooking
    Posted at 06:01h, 16 February

    Love spinach pesto and this pasta looks great!

  • Jenny Flake
    Posted at 06:59h, 16 February

    Beautiful gorgeous pasta dish! Love these flavors!!

  • Julie @ Table for Two
    Posted at 07:37h, 16 February

    I LOVE pesto pasta!! The orecchiette is perfect in this cause they ‘catch’ all the goodness!

    • Marla
      Posted at 08:54h, 16 February

      They really do!! So love that shape 🙂

  • Heather Christo
    Posted at 07:41h, 16 February

    you are one busy lady!! beautiful pesto Marla!

    • Marla
      Posted at 04:00h, 18 February

      Thank goodness for simple & healthy meals!! The busy makes it hard to spend too much time in the kitchen. Thankfully home the next few weeks!

  • Jennie @themessybakerblog
    Posted at 08:23h, 16 February

    There’s so much I love about this recipe. Everything! Pinned.

    • Marla
      Posted at 08:54h, 16 February

      Thank you so much Jennie!

  • Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch
    Posted at 09:29h, 16 February

    This looks fabulous, Marla! I could eat pesto every day (surely I’m not alone!).
    Your recipe is cause for serious pasta cravings!

    • Marla
      Posted at 04:00h, 18 February

      Hi Robyn! So true, I can’t leave this alone after I make it 😉

  • Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom
    Posted at 11:38h, 16 February

    TV segments in Denver, NYC & a Skype interview on Headline News?! Your weekend sounds fabulous! love spinach pesto!! I make it all the time because sometimes it’s easier getting my hands on some baby spinach. I can find it year round and for a better price than fresh basil!

    • Marla
      Posted at 04:02h, 18 February

      Alice, you are so right! Here in Telluride it can be very tricky to get my hands on fresh basil. The spinach is a win all around!

  • Aimee
    Posted at 16:11h, 16 February

    Fabulous colour! And yummy comfort food for this cold weather.

  • Maria
    Posted at 16:22h, 16 February

    This looks like just my style! YUM.

  • Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes
    Posted at 16:59h, 16 February

    Is there such a thing as MOL? As in Mmmm out loud? Because if there is, I just did that! This looks so good right now. Just what I need to get me through these last few frosty weeks of winter.

    • Marla
      Posted at 04:02h, 18 February

      LOVE it Kate! Think that will become my go-to phrase too!

  • Jeanette | Jeanette's Healthy Living
    Posted at 18:43h, 16 February

    Congrats on all your TV segments and your Headline interview That’s awesome!! Love this pesto pasta idea – healthy and easy.

    • Marla
      Posted at 04:03h, 18 February

      Thanks Jeanette! It’s been a FUN whirlwind!!

  • Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com
    Posted at 23:03h, 16 February

    This looks so great! I am always looking for new ways to eat my greens, and combining them with pasta seems like the best possible way. 🙂

  • Jasmin
    Posted at 05:40h, 17 February

    Easy and tasty recipe, just what I needed for the supper 🙂
    Lovely photos, Marla!

  • Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction
    Posted at 05:53h, 17 February

    Love pesto pasta! This looks amazing!

  • CaseG
    Posted at 07:22h, 17 February

    In your ingredient list, how much pecans? It just says “1/3”

    • Marla
      Posted at 04:05h, 18 February

      1/3 cup. Thanks for bringing my attention to that!

  • Thalia @ butter and brioche
    Posted at 12:11h, 17 February

    I love pesto pasta and this has to be one of the best ones I have seen. Just divine!

  • Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine
    Posted at 16:39h, 18 February

    That looks so good– I love pestos. I’ve never made a pesto with pecans before– sounds like a great twist!

  • Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures
    Posted at 05:07h, 19 February

    So bright and fresh! Beautiful color too! It sounds like you have been very busy recently!

  • The Healthy Apple
    Posted at 09:33h, 20 February

    Totally making this with my gluten-free pasta. Awesome, Marla! xox

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