Spaghetti With Pistachios And Sauteed Artichoke Pesto

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  • Servings : 24
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Pistachios and artichokes make a flavor-packed green sauce for spaghetti. This makes a beautiful side or base for meat or vegetable entrees.


  • 4 lb. Barilla Spaghetti
  • 1 1/2 cups olive oil
  • 16 cleaned and sliced fresh artichokes
  • 2 cups unsalted pistachios
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 3/4 cup packed fresh parsley
  • as needed salt
  • as needed black pepper


Step 1

Cook the Barilla® pasta for half the time indicated on the package. Drain pasta and drizzle with some olive oil to prevent from sticking. Place pasta flat on sheet trays or hotel pans and cool in a blast chiller. Alternatively, cool it down in a walk-in cooler. Store in zip lock bags or sealed plastic contain refrigerate and use within several hours.

Step 2

Heat 1/4 cup of the oil and saute the artichokes until slightly browned and thoroughly cooked. Set aside to cool.

Step 3

In a blender, grind the pistachios, garlic, cheese, and parsley. Add the artichokes and remaining oil and pulse to make a coarse sauce. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 4

For each serving, to order: Reheat 1 1/3 cups pasta in simmering water. Drain and toss with some of the pesto and a few tablespoons of cooking water, if needed. Plate.

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Recipe Comments

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  • Spaghetti
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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories 498
Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 3mg
Sodium 353mg
Total Carbohydrate 67g
Dietary Fiber 13g
Sugars 4g
Protein 15g

Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 18%
Calcium 8%
Iron 20%
Allergy Information:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Please note: for the purpose of the nutritional assessment, total sodium does not include salt added to the cooking water. When salt is listed "as needed" in the ingredient list, 1 tsp total is included in the analysis.