Pasta with Spicy Almond Pesto Recipe

Pasta with Spicy Almond Pesto Recipe

How To Make Pasta with Spicy Almond Pesto

Dig in a delicious pasta dish with this spicy almond pesto. It’s made with almond butter, pepper, and fried sage for a piquant sauce with an earthy flavor.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • ¾lbfettuccine
  • ¾cupextra virgin olive oil
  • ¼cupsage leaves
  • 1large garlic clove
  • ¼cupalmond butter
  • 1scallion
  • ½tsplemon zest,finely grated
  • large pinch of crushed red pepper
  • ½cupParmesan cheese,freshly grated
  • salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. In a pot of salted boiling water, cook the pasta until al dente. Drain, reserving ¾ cup of the cooking water.

  2. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, heat ½ cup of the olive oil until shimmering.

  3. Fry the sage leaves over moderate heat, turning occasionally until crisp. Drain the sage on paper towels, then chop half of the leaves.

  4. Combine the chopped sage, garlic, almond butter, remaining ¼ cup of oil, scallion, zest, red pepper, and all but 2 tablespoons of the cheese.

  5. Toss the pasta with the pesto; add the pasta water as necessary to make a creamy sauce.

  6. Season with salt and pepper.

  7. Top with the remaining cheese and whole sage leaves and serve.


  • Calories: 872.48kcal
  • Fat: 56.33g
  • Saturated Fat: 10.10g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 36.32g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.14g
  • Carbohydrates: 73.04g
  • Fiber: 7.87g
  • Sugar: 3.38g
  • Protein: 22.08g
  • Cholesterol: 12.64mg
  • Sodium: 403.86mg
  • Calcium: 432.62mg
  • Potassium: 435.11mg
  • Iron: 4.42mg
  • Vitamin A: 66.97µg
  • Vitamin C: 4.11mg
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