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Sicilian Pasta With Pistachio Sauce

Sicilian Pasta With Pistachio Sauce

Sicilian pasta with pistachio sauce is a delicious and simple pasta dish that comes together in under 10 minutes.

Made with just 4 ingredients: smoked mozzarella cheese aka. Scamorza, Sicilian pistachio flour, regular butter that has been browned and pasta. For this recipe I’ve used ravioli, but feel free to use any pasta of your choice.

My parents in law were recently in Sicily, Italy. After their 2 week-vacation on this beautiful island they brought us lots of pistachio flavored goodies from pistachio cream, pistachio pesto to pistachio flour (which is of course very expensive in Germany).

Pistachio from Bronte is very well known worldwide for it’s taste, color and quality. It’s grown in the volcanic soil of Mount Etna and Nebrodes and harvested after every 2 years.

My mum in law, Beate, even made for us ravioli with pistachio sauce that they had as a starter in Augusta. And they couldn’t stop talking about it. It tasted soo good so that I asked her how she made it.

This pasta with pistachio cheese sauce is extremely delicious, so simple to make, comes together in just 10 minutes including preparation time. On top of that it uses only 4 ingredients: ravioli, butter, pistachio flour and smoked mozzarella (scamorza).

Just make a green salad to accompany your pasta and you have a fine meal to offer your loved ones.

What you’ ll need to make pistachio sauce for pasta

100 g (3 1/2 oz) smoked mozzarella cheese (scamorza)
100 g (3 1/2  oz) butter
50 g (1,8 oz) pistachio flour
salt and freshly grounded pepper to taste
500 g (17,6 oz) store – bought fresh ravioli or tortellini (stuffed with spinach and ricotta)

How to make Sicilian pistachio pasta recipe

Begin by cutting the cheese into thin slices.

Next, bring salted water to a boil. Add ravioli or whatever you’re using. Switch off the heat and let sit for 2 to 3 minutes and drain. You want your pasta to be al dente.

How to make butter scamorza pistachio sauce

In the meanwhile heat a pan over medium heat. Add butter and cook until the butter has browned.

Browning butter to get that nutty flavor takes around 5 minutes. Be careful not to burn it.

If you see that the butter is burning, just reduce the heat or remove the pan from the heat for a couple of seconds. Once the butter has browned remove the pan from the heat.

Stir in the browned butter part of pistachio flour, then part of grated cheese, then pistachio flour and grated cheese again, until you’ve had used up all the flour and cheese. Season with salt and pepper.

Add drained ravioli and mix gently.

Serve with a green salad and enjoy.

Ravioli Pistachio Sauce FAQ

Can you use pistachio pesto instead of pistachio flour?

Absolutely,  this pistachio sauce recipe calls for pistachio flour but I have made this it with Sicilian pistachio pesto and it still turned out delicious!

What can I use instead of ravioli?

You can substitute ravioli with tortellini or any other pasta of your choice. I have made this pasta with pistachio dish with spaghetti and it works equally well. Just bear in mind that if you’re using spaghetti for instance, then the cooking time of the recipe will increase.

What can I use instead of smamorza?

If you don’t have access to smoked mozzarella cheese (scamorza), feel free to use any smoked cheese of your choice. All you want is to get that smoked flavor in the sauce.

Love this pasta with pistachio sauce recipe? Try my pasta aubergine bake recipe, too.

Sicilian Pasta With Pistachio Sauce

Sicilian pasta with pistachio sauce is a delicious and simple pasta dish that's made with 4 ingredients in less than 10 minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course, Starter
Cuisine: European, Italian
Keyword: pasta with pistachio sauce, pistachio pasta, pistachio pasta sauce, pistachio sauce, pistachio sauce for pasta, ravioli with pistachio scamorza sauce, Sicilian cuisine, Sicilian pasta recipe, Sicilian pasta recipes, Sicilian pistachio cream recipe, vegetarian, weeknight dinner
Servings: 4 Servings
Author: Ester | esterkocht.com

Equipment

  • Medium pot
  • Pan
  • Cutting board
  • Knife
  • Wooden spoon

Ingredients

  • 500 g (17,6 oz) store - bought fresh ravioli or tortellini (stuffed with spinach and ricotta) or any other pasta of your choice
  • 100 g (3,5 oz) smoked mozzarella cheese (scamorza) scamorza
  • 100 g (3,5 oz) butter
  • 50 g (1,8 oz) pistachio flour
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Begin by cutting cheese into slices. Next bring salted water to a boil and cook ravioli or any pasta that you're using according to package instructions.
  • In the meanwhile heat a pan over medium heat. Add butter and cook until the butter has browned. Once the butter has browned remove the pan from the heat.
  • Stir in the browned butter part of pistachio flour, then part of grated cheese, then pistachio flour and grated cheese again, until you've had used up all the flour and cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Add drained ravioli and mix gently.

Notes

  1. You can substitute ravioli with tortellini or any other pasta of your choice. Just bear in mind that if you're using spaghetti for instance, then the cook time of the recipe will increase
  2.  If you don't have access to scamorza, feel free to use any smoked cheese of your choice. All you want is to get that smoked flavor in the sauce.
  3. Browning butter to get that nutty flavor takes around 5 minutes. Be careful not to burn it. If you see that the butter is burning, just reduce the heat or remove the pan from the heat for a couple of seconds.

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