Pasta With Pesto

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PREP TIME: 20 mins
COOK TIME: 15 mins
Author: National Kidney Foundation
Degree of Difficulty: Easy
Meal: Lunch, Dinner
Course: Side Dish, Entree
Preferences: Vegetarian

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  • 1 lbs Linguine
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese - Grated
  • 2 tbsp, leaves Basil - Dried
  • 1/4 cup chopped Parsley - Fresh
  • 1 clove Garlic

Cooking Instructions

1) Combine all ingredients, except for the uncooked pasta, in a blender or food processor; 2) Blend or process until smooth; 3) Cook pasta in unsalted boiling water according to package directions; 4) Toss sauce with drained pasta. Serve hot.

Your Nutrition Insights

These Nutrition Insights are for a 63 year old female with Hypertension and Stage 3 CKD. Totals are per serving.

A Good Match: There are some nutrients missing or outside your guidelines, so balance your other meals throughout the day.

Nutrient Recipe Total My Meal Goal


Total Fat

Saturated Fat

Polyunsaturated Fat

Monounsaturated Fat

Trans Fat








Vitamin A

Vitamin C





8.21 g

1.59 g

0.75 g

5.2 g

0.0 g

2.75 mg

55.19 mg

181.25 mg

18.01 g

1.26 g

0.38 g

4.67 g

185.29 IU

2.61 mg

61.45 mg

0.67 mg

133.04 mg

< 480

< 14.4 g

< 3.2 g

< 0.15 g

< 45 mg

< 1410 mg

< 450 mg

< 54 g

> 6.72 g

> 12 g

> 300 mg

Passing-100 Success! This nutrient is within your guidelines.
Passing-95-99 This nutrient is very close to what is recommended by your guidelines.
Warning-75-94 This nutrient is acceptably close to what is recommended by your guidelines.
Warning-50-74 This nutrient is above or below what is recommended by your guidelines.
Fail-0-49 This nutrient is well above or below, or conflicts with what is recommended by your guidelines.
Missing-nutrient Information about this nutrient is missing.
Nutrition Facts
Servings 8
Amount Per Serving:
Calories 164.9
Calories from Fat 70
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8.21 g 13% 
Saturated Fat 1.59 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.75 g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.2 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 2.75 mg 1% 
Potassium 55.19 mg 2% 
Sodium 181.25 mg 8% 
Protein 4.67 g 9% 
Total Carbohydrate 18.01 g 6% 
Dietary Fiber 1.26 g
Sugars 0.38 g
Vitamin A 185.29 IU • Vitamin C 2.61mg
Calcium 61.45mg • Iron 0.67mg
Phosphorus 133.04mg

* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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