Pasta Genovese, Pesto Pasta with Mushrooms

Pasta Genovese

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Genovese is one of the great sauces of Italy. The city of Genoa in Italy takes the credit of creating this sauce which uses the famous "pesto" (also originated in Genoa). This sauce is traditionally served with pasta.

The addition of mushrooms enhances the taste of this already flavourful sauce. Pesto can be easily made at home - by pounding basil, garlic, walnuts and olive oil or you can buy ready-made pesto, available at speciality gourmet stores.

Also try these recipes Fettuccine in Tomato Sauce and Fettuccine with Baby Corn and Walnuts .

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Pasta Genovese, Pesto Pasta with Mushrooms recipe - How to make Pasta Genovese, Pesto Pasta with Mushrooms

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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  1. Heat the butter in a broad non-stick pan, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the mushrooms and salt and sauté on a medium flame for 3 minutes.
  3. Add the pesto sauce, milk and cream and mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring it continuously.
  4. Add the fettuccine, cheese, salt and pepper powder and mix gently.
  5. Serve immediately.


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Nutrient values per serving
Energy350 cal
Protein9.8 g
Carbohydrates32.4 g
Fiber1 g
Fat18.9 g
Cholesterol40.5 mg
Vitamin A494.9 mcg
Vitamin B10.1 mg
Vitamin B20.2 mg
Vitamin B31.1 mg
Vitamin C2.3 mg
Folic Acid8.9 mcg
Calcium199.7 mg
Iron0.7 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium90.3 mg
Potassium160.3 mg
Zinc0.3 mg

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Pasta Genovese
 on 05 Feb 15 12:12 AM

Tried this recipe today and it really came iut good for instead of cream and milk I used white sauce . very delicious.
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Tarla Dalal    Alpa, thanks for the feedback.
28 Jul 17 05:08 PM
Pasta Genovese
 on 05 May 12 10:07 AM

Love Fettuccine with Pesto. Remove the cream and cut the cheese to make it an extremely healthy pasta meal. I use it as a carbo loading before my long runs on Sunday morning. Come Saturday night, its pasta time.
Pasta Genovese
 on 05 May 12 09:53 AM

Fettuccine gets coated very well with Pesto sauce. Mushrooms give some good veggies to the pasta. I used milk instead of cream and very little grated cheese to make a healthy pasta meal.