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just better.® Recipe of the Week: Fiber-Rich Basil Pesto Pasta

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Basil Pesto Pasta effortlessly combines great taste with simplicity, making it a beloved staple. This week, we’re upgrading this classic with a healthy twist by adding
just better.® Prebiotic Fiber to our pesto. This subtle addition significantly boosts the nutritional profile of your meal, aligning your favorite comfort food with a balanced diet.

just better.® Prebiotic Fiber enriches this dish with beneficial prebiotic fiber, supporting gut and metabolic health without impacting the flavor or texture. So, you still get the full, rich taste of pine nuts and fresh basil —blended perfectly with your favorite pasta. It’s our way of ensuring that what’s delicious is also good for you. 

What’s the best Pasta?

Exploring healthier pasta varieties, like whole wheat or lentil pasta, is a great way to enhance the nutritional value of your favorite dishes. Whole wheat pasta has a hearty texture and is rich in dietary fiber, while lentil pasta offers a protein-packed alternative. Step out of your comfort zone and give one of these alternatives a try! 

Why Fiber?

Adding just better.® Prebiotic Fiber to a pasta dish offers a smart way to enjoy your favorite carb-rich meals while helping to balance blood sugar levels. Prebiotic fiber slows the absorption of carbohydrates into your bloodstream, preventing the rapid spikes in blood sugar that often follow a pasta meal. This slower absorption process means your energy levels stay more consistent, avoiding those sudden blood sugar spikes and crashes that can occur after eating. 
A plate of pasta with pesto and a sprig of basil garnish.

just better.® Basil Pesto Pasta


2 cups fresh basil leaves

3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 cup olive oil

1/3 cup pine nuts

2 garlic cloves, minced

Salt and pepper to taste

4 tablespoons just better.® Prebiotic Fiber

Your favorite pasta, cooked according to package instructions


In a food processor, combine the basil leaves, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, pine nuts, and garlic cloves. Blend until the mixture forms a smooth paste.

Add the just better.® Prebiotic Fiber to the pesto mixture in the food processor. Blend again until the fiber is thoroughly incorporated, ensuring no clumps are left. 

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

In a large bowl, toss the freshly cooked pasta with your homemade fiber-boosted pesto until each strand is beautifully coated.

Serve immediately, garnished with a sprinkle of Parmesan or a few basil leaves for an extra touch of elegance.

Swaps: Not into pine nuts? Try our Walnut Pistachio Pesto recipe! Get it here.

As we wrap up, let's take a moment to appreciate the beauty of a dish that brings together the best of both worlds—flavor and health. Our just better.® Basil Pesto Pasta isn't just a recipe; it's a celebration of fresh ingredients! So, why wait? Whip up this fresh, homemade pesto experience and give your body the fiber boost it deserves. Here's to a dish that's as nourishing as it is delicious—happy cooking, everyone! 

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