Slimming World’s linguine with creamy pesto sauce Recipe

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10 min


10 min

This fuss-free pasta dish is perfect any day of the week – whether you need a quick meal or fancy something tasty with friends at the weekend, this easy linguine is ready in only 20 minutes.


  • 350g dried linguine
  • 350g green beans, trimmed and halved
  • For the pesto sauce:
  • 50g fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
  • 25g rocket leaves, roughly chopped
  • 50g Parmesan cheese or Pecorino cheese, grated
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 150g fat-free natural fromage frais
  • 100ml vegetable stock


  • Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions, adding the green beans to the pan for the last 3 minutes of cooking time.

  • Meanwhile, make the pesto by placing the basil and rocket leaves in a food processor with the grated cheese and the garlic. Blend until everything is finely chopped. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula and ensure there are no large chunks remaining – if there are, blend again briefly.

  • Add the fromage frais and stock to the processor and blitz again until creamy and fairly smooth.

  • Drain the pasta and beans and return to the saucepan. Stir in the pesto sauce and toss to mix well.

  • Serve immediately garnished with a little extra grated Parmesan.

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The pesto sauce is also terrific drizzled over cooked potatoes or meat, especially chicken.