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This meatless meal definitely doesn't skimp on flavor. With a bright and fresh spring pesto and lots of healthy spinach, getting your greens has never been so easy. 

Recipe by Cooking Light March 2016


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Recipe Summary

43 mins
43 mins
Serves 6 (serving size: about 1 cup pasta mixture, 1/2 ounce burrata, and 3/4 teaspoon pistachios)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine first 7 ingredients in a mini chopper; add 1/4 cup pistachios, and process until finely chopped. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt; pulse to combine. Add 3 tablespoons oil; process until blended.

  • Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Stir in shallots; sauté 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in stock, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and pasta; bring to a boil. Cook 10 minutes or until pasta is done, stirring occasionally. Remove pan from heat. Stir in pesto and spinach. Divide pasta mixture among 6 shallow bowls; top evenly with Burrata, and drizzle with remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Sprinkle with chopped pistachios and crushed red pepper, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

397 calories; fat 20.1g; saturated fat 4.3g; mono fat 9.8g; poly fat 3.6g; protein 13g; carbohydrates 50g; fiber 8g; cholesterol 11mg; iron 3mg; sodium 527mg; calcium 162mg; sugars 3g.