<![CDATA[Think green!! This healthy pasta dish will knock your socks off! If you love pesto as much as I do then dig in…. This Spinach Pesto Pasta is the most perfect family meal. Great for lunch & dinner & delish for lunch boxes! 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! 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? In this pesto I combined baby spinach, parmesan cheese, garlic, olive oil & pecans. Simple to get ingredients. Whiz it up in your food processor or blender. Season with salt & pepper to taste. Pesto is that easy to prepare friends! Enjoy! [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:494] More Pesto Recipes to Try! coming soon!]]>
February 15, 2015
33 thoughts on “Spinach Pesto Pasta”
I love pesto and this just looks so fresh and healthy and perfect! Love the pop of red color from the tomatoes too!
Thanks Averie! I thought that made a nice color pop as well 😉
I love that pesto Marla! Such a gorgeous meal!
That vibrant green pesto is so striking, what a perfect weeknight pasta!
Scrumptious! I love pesto and spinach.
Marla, this looks amazing! LOVE pesto!
Love spinach pesto and this pasta looks great!
Beautiful gorgeous pasta dish! Love these flavors!!
I LOVE pesto pasta!! The orecchiette is perfect in this cause they ‘catch’ all the goodness!
They really do!! So love that shape 🙂
you are one busy lady!! beautiful pesto Marla!
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!
There’s so much I love about this recipe. Everything! Pinned.
Thank you so much Jennie!
This looks fabulous, Marla! I could eat pesto every day (surely I’m not alone!).
Your recipe is cause for serious pasta cravings!
Hi Robyn! So true, I can’t leave this alone after I make it 😉
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!
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!
Fabulous colour! And yummy comfort food for this cold weather.
This looks like just my style! YUM.
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.
LOVE it Kate! Think that will become my go-to phrase too!
Congrats on all your TV segments and your Headline interview That’s awesome!! Love this pesto pasta idea – healthy and easy.
Thanks Jeanette! It’s been a FUN whirlwind!!
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. 🙂
Easy and tasty recipe, just what I needed for the supper 🙂
Lovely photos, Marla!
Love pesto pasta! This looks amazing!
In your ingredient list, how much pecans? It just says “1/3”
1/3 cup. Thanks for bringing my attention to that!
I love pesto pasta and this has to be one of the best ones I have seen. Just divine!
That looks so good– I love pestos. I’ve never made a pesto with pecans before– sounds like a great twist!
So bright and fresh! Beautiful color too! It sounds like you have been very busy recently!
Totally making this with my gluten-free pasta. Awesome, Marla! xox