Spinach Pesto Pasta

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Make your pasta sauce work for you with this power-packed pesto. Leafy greens and
walnuts add vitamins, fiber, and protein to whole grain pasta. This meal tastes fancy but
comes together quick, making it the perfect weeknight dinner.

Spinach Pesto Pasta

2 cups tightly packed baby spinach
1/2 cup flat-leaf parsley
1/2 cup walnuts
1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for topping
2 garlic cloves, pressed
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
1 box whole grain pasta

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta according to package
directions. When done, drain and return to the pot.

Meanwhile, in the bowl of a food processor, combine spinach, parsley, walnuts,
Parmesan, garlic, olive oil, and salt. Process until a smooth paste forms.
Stir pesto into the hot pasta until completely incorporated. Serve with a sprinkling of
freshly grated Parmesan.