Spaghetti Genovese

September/October 2012

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Traditionally, this Italian pasta recipe combines pasta and pesto with potatoes and green beans. In our recipe for Spaghetti Genovese we give pesto a nutritional boost by adding spinach and toss it all together with fiber-rich whole-wheat pasta for a warm, comforting weeknight meal. Serve with escarole and radicchio salad.

Spaghetti Genovese Recipe

5 Reviews for Spaghetti Genovese


Thought this dish was really blah. We added a lot of seasoning and then some parmesan cheese to make it a little better. Won't make it again or if I do, will perhaps add a different type of pesto and maybe some grilled chicken.

Delicious and so simple!

I made this tonight and was very pleased! It was incredibly easy and quick to prepare.
I decided to try making it with sweet potatoes instead of white to try to make it even healthier. I was a little nervous about how it would taste, but it was wonderful! The flavors really complimented each other.
The spinach really mild out the taste of the pesto though. This was wonderful due to the fact my husband really is not a fan of pesto. Even he loved this dish!
I will gladly make this again the, next time I am craving pasta!

Easy, nutritios, delicious
Delicious and filling

I love this recipe! I doubled it so my boyfriend and I could take it to work for lunch throughout the week (and I doubled everything except the pesto, I only used 3/4 cup instead of 1 full cup). I also added cut up chicken breasts (which I cooked on the stove separately and added at the end). It just gives it that extra something to hold you over for a long time after eating. My boyfriend and I both loved the flavor and the use of potatoes and green beans with the pasta. I've never blended spinach with pesto before! I love that you can't even taste the spinach (not a big fan of spinach normally), but you still get the health benefits.

Very tasty without using a lot of salt, healthy and hearty
A bit plan, but still a pretty good recipe

I made this recipe for dinner and while I was excited to see how it turned out, the flavor was lacking in the dish. It certainly was not bad but it could have been more flavorful. I added more salr and pepper and also some lemon. This helped a bit. This did make a lot of fun at a very affordable price so that did make me happy. I will likely be eating this for a while now that I have so much!

Quick, easy and cheap
Carb Lover's Dream

What could be more heavenly than pasta and potatoes together in a healthily recipe? Not only is this recipe delicious and nutritious, it is quick and easy (winx4)! It provides a good way to add spinach into your day as well as a brilliant use for those left over green beans in the fridge. I did add a few more pine nuts to the food processor when combining the spinach and prepared pesto. I also grated a good amount of parm cheese to top off the dish so that uped the calories a bit but so worth the splurge! I will make this recipe a regular on meatless Monday's!

Best way to eat spinach,Great way to use left over green beans

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