Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke
4 servings (serving size: about 1 cup pasta)

We reduced the amount of oil, pine nuts, cheese, and butter usually found in a classic pesto, cutting 28 grams of fat per serving without losing any flavor. Avoid packing the basil leaves when you measure them so you won't use too much.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine the first 5 ingredients in a food processor; process until finely minced. Place in a large bowl. Stir in cheeses and butter until blended.

Step 2

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving 3 tablespoons cooking liquid. Add pasta and reserved cooking liquid to pesto, tossing to coat.

Ratings & Reviews

AlexAdamson's Review

December 14, 2009
Absolutely delicious. It looks beautiful and tastes just as good. It's probably my favorite thing to make now! I add chicken and sometimes sundried tomatoes, which adds a new flavor and color.