Spaghetti with walnuts, raisins & parsley

Spaghetti with walnuts, raisins & parsley

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(7 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
Use up leftover Christmas fruit and nuts in this superhealthy and super quick meal

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal526
  • fat19g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs74g
  • sugars19g
  • fibre4g
  • protein18g
  • salt0.44g


  • 300g spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
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    Olive oil

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

  • 2 onions, sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 5 tbsp raisins or sultanas
  • 250ml chicken or vegetable stock
  • 50g parmesan, grated



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

  • 5 tbsp chopped walnuts



    Walnuts are one of the most popular and versatile of all nuts. When picked young, they're…

  • small bunch flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped


  1. Cook the pasta in boiling water, following pack instructions. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the onions until soft and golden brown – about 8-10 mins. Add the raisins and stock and cook for 2-3 mins until hot through. Toss with the pasta, Parmesan, walnuts and parsley.

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blackbird17's picture
26th Nov, 2011
Loved this recipe. Didn't change a thing and it was perfect
12th Aug, 2011
Really simple and quick to make. I've made it several times now.
24th Jan, 2011
I altered the quanities slightly, and used pecans instead of walnuts as that's what I had, and left out the parsley. Instead of parmesan I scattered over some goat's cheese after I served it and it was really delicious--had a lot of envious comments at work when I had the leftovers for lunch :)
22nd Jan, 2011
I halved the quantities and made for me and my 2 year old - just enough, so not sure that the suggested amounts would serve 4 adults. I added some sliced green pepper for the extra veg and I didn't have any parsley so had to leave that out. We both really enjoyed it. I think this is a better lunchtime dish than dinner.
1st Jan, 2011
A really nice supper. I substituted the walnuts for brazil nuts, which was fine.
28th Dec, 2010
Just returned from Xmas hols and cooked this for supper today. Halved the quantities but didn't change anything else. It was delicious quick and easy to make, just right after all that rich food. Will certainly be making it again.
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