White Pesto with Oregano Spaghetti

Serves 4 Prep Time 10 minutes   Cook Time 10 minutes   Rated:

When my kids were little there was nothing they liked more than a big bowl of cheesy pasta with just a dash of cream and a mere sniff of garlic for flavour. This dish is a salute to those days but a bit more of a grown up version. You could serve this to any adult and they would be pretty darned happy I think. Add more cheese to taste, it is easy to plus it up to feed more or minus it down to feed less. Enjoy kids...and big kids too!

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Toast walnuts by placing into a cold oven set to 200°C. Cook for exactly 10 minutes. Remove and cool.


Bring a pot of water to the boil and salt it generously. Remember you are not eating this salt, it is just flavouring the pasta. Cook the pasta according to package directions.


Place salt, lemon zest, garlic, parmesan and dried oregano into the Thermomix bowl and mill 5 sec/speed 6.


Add walnuts, EVOO and lemon juice and combine 3 sec/speed 4.


Add black pepper oil or pepper and combine 5 sec/Reverse/speed 4. Stir through the ricotta with spatula. Taste and adjust seasoning.


Toss through the drained spaghetti and serve garnished with loads of freshly grated parmesan, lemon zest and the fresh oregano leaves. A good drizzle of the beautiful Cobram First Harvest EVOO will also be fantastic.

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