Macadamia Nut-Pesto Fettuccine

Number of Servings: 3 (174 g)
Active Time: 5 min.
Total Time: 15 min.

Pine nuts are a classic but expensive nut for making pesto. Macadamia nuts step in this version remarkably well. The lightly sweet and mild flavor is a perfect substitution.


  • 1 (9 oz.) package fettuccine
  • 3 cups fresh basil leaves
  • ¼ cup evaporated skim milk
  • 3 Tbsp. roasted macadamia nuts
  • 3 Tbsp. grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • ¾ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper


  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.
  2. While pasta cooks, place basil and remaining ingredients in a food processor; process until smooth.
  3. Combine basil mixture and pasta in a large bowl, tossing to coat. Serve with a tossed garden salad and a French baguette.

Nutrition Facts

3 servings per container

Serving Size 174 g

Amount per serving
Calories 425
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.5g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5.5g
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 705mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 70g 25%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 5g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 60g
Protein 16g
Vitamin D 0.5mcg 0%
Calcium 205.7mg 15%
Iron 4.5mg 30%
Potassium 440mg 10%
Vitamin A 150.2mcg 15%
Vitamin C 11.9mg 15%
Vitamin E 0.5mg 6%
Vitamin K 176.7mcg 150%
Thiamin 0.8mg 70%
Riboflavin 0.5mg 40%
Niacin 10.3mg 60%
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 10%
Folate 366.5mcg 92%
Vitamin B12 0.1mcg 4%
Biotin 1.9mcg 6%
Chloride 144.2mg 6%
Pantothenate 0.7mg 20%
Phosphorus 275.1mg 20%
Iodine 5.3mcg 4%
Magnesium 90.7mg 20%
Zinc 2.1mg 20%
Selenium 57.1mcg 100%
Copper 0.5mg 60%
Manganese 1.6mg 70%
Chromium 0.1mcg 0%
Molybdenum 1.1mcg 2%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


Fettuccine (wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Basil, Nonfat Evaporated Milk (fat Free Milk, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D3), Lemon Juice, Roasted Macadamia Nuts, Parmesan Cheese ((pasteurized Part-skim Cow's Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes), Cellulose Powder Added To Prevent Caking, Potassium Sorbate To Protect Flavor), Salt, Black Pepper.

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