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White Truffle Italian Basil Pesto Spaghetti

A fresh basil pesto with some gorgeous white truffle flavours that is extremely easy to make!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Brunch, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2


  • 1 sauteuse
  • 1 Food Processor
  • 1 Spatula
  • 1 Chopping Board
  • 1 Sharp knife


  • 100 grams boiled pasta (spaghetti) slightly undercooked and KEEP the pasta water please!

White Truffle Pesto

  • 75 grams fresh Italian basil or mixed basil
  • 2 tsps minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup white truffle oil
  • 3 tbsps olive oil
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan or nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup roasted pine nuts


  • 1 green chilli minced
  • 1 tbsp minced dill
  • 1 tbsp red chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Tabasco

Optional Veggies

  • 4 brown button mushrooms sliced


  • Boil the pasta and keep the pasta water (make sure the pasta is slightly undercooked)
  • Blend all the ingredients for the pesto in a food processor.
  • In a cast iron sauteuse or stainless steel sauteuse, sauté the fresh pesto until fragrant.
  • Add the chilli and the rest of the seasoning. Stir it in for a few minutes
  • Add the pasta water, and sauté the mixture until it starts to thicken.
  • Add the boiled pasta, and let it cook with the sauce for a few minutes with the lid on
  • Serve warm, with grated parmesan or extra nutritional yeast on top, and some fresh chilli flakes as well.
  • You don't have to use all the sauce from the pan, you can store the sauce in a glass jar for another meal!


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Keyword Basil, Italian, Pesto, White Truffle
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