Hazelnut & oregano pasta served in a bowl

Hazelnut & oregano pasta

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 12 mins


Serves 2

Combine spaghetti with hazelnuts, cream, oregano and parmesan to make an easy meat-free, midweek meal in just 22 minutes. The flavours are divine

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal908
  • fat60g
  • saturates22g
  • carbs67g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre6g
  • protein22g
  • salt0.3g


  • 180g linguine or spaghetti
  • 50g blanched hazelnuts, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • ½ small pack fresh oregano, leaves picked



    Closely related to marjoram, of which it is the wild equivalent, oregano has a coarser, more…

  • 1 lemon, zested



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 100ml double cream
  • 30g parmesan, or vegetarian alternative, finely grated



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…


  1. Cook the pasta for 1 min less than pack instructions.

  2. Meanwhile, toast the hazelnuts in a dry frying pan over a medium heat then, once golden, add the oil, garlic, oregano and three quarters of the lemon zest. Stir so that everything is well coated, cook for 30 secs or so, then stir in the cream and take off the heat.

  3. Drain the pasta straight into the frying pan, adding a little of the cooking water to the pan. Stir through the cheese, season well with black pepper, then toss everything together and serve immediately with the remaining lemon zest scattered over the top.

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21st Oct, 2018
Made this for veggie daughter who liked it but suggested adding spinach and or mushrooms to up the vegetable content.
7th Dec, 2017
Looks like a lovely recipe but are the calories correct for this one? Seems really high.
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10th Dec, 2017
Thanks for your question. Yes, this is correct.
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