Spaghetti with Pistachio Pesto and Bacon

5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine European
Servings 2 people
Calories 429 kcal



  • 15 g Roasted pine nuts
  • 150 g Roasted and salted pistachios
  • 2 tablespoon Basil leaves
  • 4 tablespoon Leaf parsley
  • 1 piece Peeled garlic clove
  • 1 tablespoon Freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 100 ml Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt
  • Ground white pepper
  • Sugar


  • 6 piece Bacon slices
  • 50 g Roasted and salted pistachios
  • 35 g Freshly grated Parmesan
  • 4 Pc. Dried tomatoes
  • 250 g Spaghetti
  • Salt



  • Loosen the pistachio nuts from the shells. Puree together with the pine nuts, garlic, basil, parsley, lemon juice and 50 ml olive oil in a blender. Add the rest of the oil and season with salt, pepper and sugar.


  • Fry the bacon in a pan without fat and drain on paper towels. Remove the pistachio kernels from the shells and roughly chop them. Finely dice tomatoes. Cook the spaghetti al dente in plenty of salted water.
  • Drain the pasta and collect 175 ml of pasta water. Heat pasta water and pesto in a pan. Add tomatoes and spaghetti and mix well. Mix in half of the cheese and distribute on preheated deep plates. Serve sprinkled with the remaining cheese, bacon and the pistachios.


Serving: 100gCalories: 429kcalCarbohydrates: 28.1gProtein: 11.5gFat: 30.3g
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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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