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Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Lighter Pesto

Fresh pesto is always a better choice than pre-made; here the basil flavor is intensified.

  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2007

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces whole-wheat spaghetti
  • Lighter Pesto
  • Shredded basil, for garnish

Directions

  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook whole-wheat spaghetti until al dente, according to package instructions. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water; drain pasta, and return to pot.

  2. Toss pasta with lighter pesto, adding reserved pasta water a little at a time to create a thin sauce that coats spaghetti (you may not need all the water). Season with salt and pepper. Serve, garnished with shredded basil, if desired.

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