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Stracciatella Pasta – Recipe with Pesto

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Welcome to a relaxed take on Italian cooking! I recently found myself with some leftover Pesto alla Genovese and stracciatella cheese, so I decided to whip up something quick and delicious: Stracciatella Pasta with Pesto. This easy recipe blends rich pesto and creamy stracciatella with a touch of salty prosciutto and crunchy pistachios for a simple yet tasty dish. It’s perfect for a quick Italian meal and ready in just 15 minutes. Let’s get cooking!

Why Will You Love this Recipe?

  • Incredible Use of Leftovers: This recipe is a fantastic way to transform those lingering bits of pesto and stracciatella cheese into a new and exciting dish.
  • Customizable: Feel free to add more ingredients according to what’s available in your fridge or pantry.
  • Quick Lunch Idea: In just 15 minutes, you can have a satisfying and hearty meal ready to enjoy. It’s ideal for those busy days when time is short but you still crave something homemade and fulfilling.
  • Aromatic and Authentic Italian Flavor: The combination of fresh pesto, creamy stracciatella, and prosciutto delivers a true taste of Italy. Each bite is packed with authentic, aromatic flavors that transport you straight to an Italian bistro.
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Recipe Variations

  • Add More Cheese: For an even cheesier experience, consider adding slices of mozzarella or a sprinkle of Parmesan right before serving.
  • Crisp the Prosciutto: Instead of adding prosciutto directly to the dish, try crisping it up first.
  • Include Walnuts: For a nutty twist, replace the pistachios with chopped walnuts.
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Stracciatella Pasta with Pesto

Author: Laura Bais
Indulge in a symphony of flavors with this luxurious Stracciatella Pasta, elegantly coated in rich Pesto alla Genovese, topped with velvety stracciatella cheese, crispy prosciutto, and crunchy pistachios, creating a truly decadent dining experience.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 servings
Calories 640.9 kcal


  • 9 ounce fresh pasta
  • 3 tbsp Pesto alla Genovese
  • 2 slices prosciutto
  • 6 tbsp stracciatella cheese
  • 2 tbsp chopped pistachios


  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  • Add the fresh pasta and cook according to the package instructions or until al dente.
  • Drain the pasta.
  • Combine pasta and pesto. Ensure pasta is well coated.
  • Plate the pesto-coated pasta.
  • Spoon stracciatella cheese evenly over the hot pasta, allowing it to melt slightly.
  • Sprinkle with the sliced prosciutto and chopped pistachios for added texture and flavor.


Serving: 1portionCalories: 640.9kcalCarbohydrates: 73.8gProtein: 25.6gFat: 28.9gSaturated Fat: 9.5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2.7gMonounsaturated Fat: 3.5gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 131.7mgSodium: 296.6mgPotassium: 321.1mgFiber: 1.1gSugar: 1.3gVitamin A: 858.2IUVitamin C: 0.4mgCalcium: 298.7mgIron: 4.7mg
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