Pesto and Bow Tie Chicken (or shrimp)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 403.0
  • Total Fat: 26.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 48.4 mg
  • Sodium: 636.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 27.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.7 g
  • Protein: 15.1 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    12 oz. tri color Bowties, cooked and drained
    1/4 c. olive oil
    1/2 c. mayonnaise
    1 c. firmly packed fresh spinach leaves
    1/2c. grated parmesan cheese
    1/4 c. walnuts
    2 cloves garlic or 2 tsp. garlic powder
    1/4 tsp. salt
    1/4 tsp. pepper
    3/4 lb. cleaned, cooked shrimp (or 2 c. cubed, cooked chicken)


In food processor or blender puree olive oil, mayo, spinach, parmesan cheese, walnuts, garlic, salt and pepper until smooth. If necessary, add 1-2 tbs. milk or water to make a thick pouring consistency. Pour sauce over pasta; toss to coat. Top with shrimp or chicken.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MELINDATOAD.

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  • We had this with chicken that I grilled in the broiler. My kids at it, my son who is picky ate it without the pesto sauce. This is was very good and easy to cook. - 4/24/07

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