Creamy Parsley and Pistachio Fettuccine

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Lainey39

Pasta with lemon cream and pesto! Recipe is from Rachael Ray.

Top Review by I_Can_Only_Bake

I made this from Rachael Ray's "Big Orange Book" last night. This was so delicious! It resembled a creamy pesto alfredo sauce. The subtle hint of lemon was wonderful. After the "pesto" was made, I added it into the saucepan with the heavy cream mixture. (Next time, I made add another clove of garlic.) I also sprinkled the finished pasta with chopped pistachios. The one thing I noticed with this dish is that it needs a lot of salt to fully bring all the flavors out. I'm not sure whether the leftovers will hold well (like other "alfredo" sauces) because they dried up a little when I put the leftovers in the fridge. Despite that, this is a great recipe. I look forward to this making this recipe again and for others!!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, salt it, add the pasta and cook until al dente; drain.
  2. While the pasta is working, in a small saucepan, warm the cream and lemon peel over medium heat.
  3. Using a food processor, puree the parsley, cheese, nuts and garlic.
  4. Mix in the lemon juice.
  5. With the machine on, blend in the olive oil until combined.
  6. Place the pesto in a large pasta bowl; season with salt and pepper.
  7. Stir in the hot cream mixture, add the pasta and toss.

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