Orzo with Spinach Pesto

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 323.4
  • Total Fat: 11.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.6 mg
  • Sodium: 427.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 45.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.3 g
  • Protein: 11.8 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    *Orzo, Barilla, uncooked, 16 oz
    Spinach, fresh, 12 oz
    *Pine Nuts, .25 cup
    Garlic, 3 clove
    Basil, 4 tbsp
    Chicken Broth, 2 cup (8 fl oz)
    Onions, raw, .5 cup, chopped
    Olive Oil, .25 cup


1. Cook pasta according to package directions.

2. In a two quart saucepan bring 2 cups of chicken broth to a rolling boil. Add chopped herbs (garlic and basil), chopped pine nuts, and chopped onion and allow to boil for 5 minutes.

3. Turn off heat and stir in olive oil and fresh spinach.

4. Add the pesto to cooked orzo and mix well before serving.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user HYPATIAX.

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  • So ... does this recipe call for 8 oz. OR 2 cups of chicken broth? It sounds very good! - 4/25/08

    Reply from HYPATIAX (6/12/08)
    Sorry for confusing you, it should be two 8 ounce cups.

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  • Still one of my favorites. Can be made with veggie broth if you're a vegetarian. - 4/24/08

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