This tagliatelle with creamy pistachio sauce takes only 5 ingredients and 10 minutes to make! My take on the Sicilian classic, it’s easy and quick, plus it tastes absolutely dreamy.
I love meals that are quick and easy, but don’t compromise on taste at all. This pasta with creamy pistachio sauce is one such dish. Although you only 5 ingredients and 10 minutes, it is truly heavenly.
The sauteed onions are garlic are blitzed with the pistachios and then heated with cream (I used vegan soy cream) to create a sumptuous and flavourful sauce – in minutes! It’s a nice change from the typical tomato-based sauces and I love that it takes mere minutes to make. Try it and I’ll bet that you add it to your midweek meal plan.
World Vegan Month & Ciao Gusto
November is World Vegan Month, so I’ve teamed up with Ciao Gusto to create this recipe. They’re an online Italian food shop that represents a whole host of authentic Italian food brands and sells through their own tab on Ocado. It’s a really easy and convenient way to get your hands on some incredible authentic Italian foods! I’ve had a good look around and filled my basket with goodies from biscuits and balsamic to capers in salt and marinated artichokes.
Ciao Gusto asked me to take a look at products by their partners Valsoia, who sell a range of soy products, and Noberasco, specialists in dried fruits and nuts with many items in their range being organic.
They both have a great selection by Ciao Gusto on Ocado. Valsoia has a vegan hazelnut chocolate spread and ice cream sandwiches, while Noberasco has great mixes of dried fruit and nuts like pineapple and physalis.
Valsoia and Noberasco – Pasta al Pistacchio
As I thought about what dishes I could create using products from both brands, I remembered the pasta al pistacchio that I had in Italy many years ago. This traditional Sicilian pasta dish is easy to make and is a great way to highlight Noberasco’s beautiful organic pistachios and Valsoia’s vegan soy-based cream. Bringing the two items together with a nice tagliatelle is a delicious way to showcase these great Italian products. And it’s vegan!
How to make Pasta with Creamy Pistachio Sauce (pasta alla crema di pistacchio)
This is a seriously easy and quick dish to make. You only need 5 ingredients:
Shelled unsalted pistachios
Cream (I used vegan soy cream)
(plus olive oil, butter, salt and pepper)
You’ll also need a sautee pan, saucepan for the pasta and a food processor, mini chopper or blender.
Pasta with Pistachio Sauce: Step by Step
Step 1: Fry the onions until soft but not browned. Then add the garlic and pistachios and fry for a further 2 minutes.
Step 2: transfer to a food processor and whiz until crumbly but not a paste.
Step 3: return the crumbly pistachio mixture to the pan, add the cream and heat through. Add the cooked pasta and toss to coat. Serve and enjoy!
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With only 5 ingredients and 10 minutes, you could be sitting down to a decadent and flavourful bowl of tagliatelle with creamy pistachio sauce! It's my take on the Sicilian classic dish. A wonderful midweek meal or easy dinner party main.
- 350 g pasta I used egg-free dried tagliatelle
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp vegan butter
- 1 onion chopped
- 2 cloves garlic chopped
- 40 g shelled unsalted pistachios (shelled, unsalted) plus 2 tbsp to serve
- 200 ml non-dairy cream I used Valsoia soy cream
- Salt and pepper
Cook the pasta according to packet instructions.
Meanwhile, in a large saute pan over a medium heat, fry the onion in the oil and butter until soft, but not brown. Add the garlic and the pistachios and fry for 2 minutes or until fragrant.
Transfer to a food processor and blitz until crumbly.
Return the mixture to the pan and add the cream, salt and pepper. Heat through and add the cooked drained pasta. Gently mix then transfer to serving plates.
Lightly crush the remaining pistachios and serve on top of the pasta.
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Disclosure: This Tagliatelle with Creamy Pistachio Sauce recipe was commissioned by Ciao Gusto. Thanks for supporting the brands that make it possible for me to write Veggie Desserts. I bring you vegetable cake recipes, as well as every meal from breakfast to dessert.