Spaghetti with spicy Walnut Pesto and roasted Mushrooms

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Hi everyone ?,

Do you know this feeling when you‘re hungry but don‘t know what to cook ?! ? For these cases it‘s sometimes quite handy if you can get any food inspirations or recipe ideas somewhere. That’s why I got inspired by the website “” this time and created this autumnal pasta dish in collaboration.?‍? You know that I love noodles more than anything else and I think there are so many ways to enjoy pasta dishes, since pasta is so versatile and never gets boring. In addition, pasta is just always delicious, it’s super easy and quick to prepare, and also makes you satisfied and even happy! ?

At the moment I also like roasted mushrooms with garlic very much, as well as pomegranate seeds as a fruity topping. Especially in combination with nuts, I think it’s very suitable for the autumn season. So I‘ve also integrated my favorites in the “basic recipe”.

This recipe is prepared in less than 20 minutes, vegetarian and even with vegan option, when you simply use nutritional yeast flakes or another vegan cheese alternative as topping instead of conventional parmesan cheese made of cow milk. But this meal will also taste very good without that extra “cheese”! ?

I hope you enjoy trying it and hope that you‘ll love the recipe just like me! ?

Much love,

Bianca ❤️

Ingredients (for 4 serves):

  • 400gr Spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 500gr mushrooms
  • 1 handful walnuts
  • 1 red peperoncino
  • 1 glas Bertolli Pesto Rosso
  • sea salt, pepper
  • 100gr grated Parmesan cheese (or nutritional yeast flakes as option) if desired
  • pomegranate
  • tomatoes
  • basil


  1. Cook Spaghetti according packaging instructions in a pot with salted water until ‚al dente‘.
  2. In the meantime, peel and chop garlic cloves.
  3. Heat up oil in a huge pan and roast mushrooms for about 10 minutes until roasted brown. Add garlic after 5 minutes and season with a bit of sea salt and pepper.
  4. Chop walnuts and roast in another pan without adding oil. Remove afterwards and let them cool down.
  5. Clean and chop peperoncino and combine wth chopped walnuts.
  6. Pour off spaghetti, drain and combine with the pesto and the walnut peperoncino mixture. Add also roasted mushrooms.
  7. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese (or nutritional yeast flakes) if you like and serve with the other toppings.
  8. Bon Appetit! 🙂

* I created this recipe in friendly collaboration with „


  1. Avatar 26. November 2017 / 18:07

    Hey girl!!! This looks amazing!!!!!

    I want you to please send me some to Canada, but in the mean time I will make the recipe for myself! Much love!

    • fitness_bianca 27. November 2017 / 11:41

      Hahahahaha I think it‘ll be faster when you make them by yourself 😀
      I can’t guarantee when they would arrive 😀
      Have fun trying, Maria <3

  2. Avatar 1. December 2017 / 13:23

    This looks so delicious and comforting Bianca! Love that you added pomegranate seeds. Really nice touch 😀

    • fitness_bianca 3. December 2017 / 17:20

      Thank you so much Nadia 🙂
      So glad that you like it ❤️

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    28. August 2018 / 17:36

    I made this recipe for dinner yesterday and it was delish! The toasted walnuts add soooo much flavour, I recommend one not skip that step! The Pesto Rosso adds a creamy texture without the heavy cream ingredients- pure comfort. Homegrown cherry tomatoes and basil from the garden to garnish and yumm, will be making it again 🙂 Thank you, Bianca, for sharing!

    • Bianca Zapatka 4. September 2018 / 18:22

      Hi Maggie,
      Thank you so much for your kind comment! ❤️
      I‘m so happy that you liked the recipe.
      Walnuts are so delicious, right?
      I‘m such a big fan of that nutty flavor 😍
      Lots of love,
      Bianca ❤️

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    1. November 2018 / 10:14

    Absolutely delicious! So quick and easy to do! Nothing wrong with this recipe at all!

    • Bianca Zapatka 2. November 2018 / 11:30

      Hi Diana,
      Thank you!😍
      So happy that you liked this recipe.
      Lots of love,
      Bianca ❤️

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