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Monday, September 3, 2012

Recipe: Ricotta Pistachio Pasta

 I told you a pasta recipe was coming! Yes, I know - I'm a day late... talk to my lame body about why it didn't want to cooperate yesterday! But nevertheless, it's here now!

This pasta recipe is a little bit (or a lot bit) unusual, but so SO tasty! and simple too :) 

How on earth did I come up with the combination? I'm not really sure! I think I must have seen something similar somewhere. It also works with walnuts - and I'm sure other nuts too.  

Now when it comes to dinner recipes, I never measure anything - unlike when baking. So you'll have to bear with me on this one!

Ricotta Pistachio Pasta serves one - but multiply for as many as you like
Gluten free, low fat, vegetarian, wheat free
1 serve of your favourite gluten free pasta (or regular pasta, if gluten isn't an issue)
1/4C low fat ricotta cheese
1-2 tablespoons of pistachios  
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional: garlic salt and/or parmesan cheese to top 

First, cook your pasta as per the instructions on the packet and then drain and rinse. 
In a medium saucepan, add the cooked and drained pasta, ricotta, pistachios and add salt and pepper to taste. 
Turn the heat up to medium, adding a splash of water until the ricotta resembles a sauce.
Stir the pasta until the sauce is thickened and pour into a bowl. 
Serve warm or chill. 
Top with parmesan cheese if using.

  • I've never tried this pasta dish with fat free ricotta, but if you like the taste I'm sure it will work.  
  • I always use raw pistachios as that's what I prefer and always have available, but roasted and salted pistachios work too.  
 So tell me, what is your favourite pasta dish? 



  1. hmmmm... interesting combo indeed! Sometimes it's the things you don't think of that turn out the best!

    1. I don't know how it works, but it really does! The flavor of the pistachios mixes perfectly!

  2. Whoo hoo! So glad you liked it. And, as I mentioned, I see this one as completely customizable, so I'm happy that you were able to tweak it to your taste


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