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Cashew Pesto Pasta | Creme de la Crumb

Cashew Pesto Pasta

Creamy 5-minute cashew pesto pasta sauce tossed with your favorite noodles.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Diet Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 468kcal
Author Tiffany


  • 8-10 ounces pasta noodles
  • 1 cup packed basil leaves
  • cup cashews
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • cup extra virgin olive oil
  • cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon fresh lemon juice


  • Cook noodles according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • Combine basil leaves, cashews, garlic, olive oil, parmesan cheese,salt, pepper, and lemon juice in a blender or food processor. Pulse until smooth.
  • Toss noodles with pesto and serve. Top with additional parmesan cheese and cashews if desired.


Protein option: amp this dish up a bit by adding your favorite protein, like chicken, shrimp, or steak. 


Calories: 468kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 424mg | Potassium: 218mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 73IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 2mg