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Roast pork with walnut pesto on pasta

One of my favorite things about leftovers are the things you can turn them into. While most home cooks wouldn’t slow roast a hunk of pork to make a pasta dish, if you happen to have some sitting around, there are lots of awesome possibilities that open up. This is something I was contemplating while
Course Entree
Cuisine Experimental, Italian
Level Beginner
Main Ingredient Nuts, Pasta, Pork
Diet Low Sugar


  • 1/3 Cup walnut halves
  • 1/4 Cup pecorino romano cheese grated
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • black pepper freshly ground
  • 1 Cup pork roast (cut into 1/2" cubes)
  • 8 ounces pasta cooked


  1. Using a mortar and pestle (or food processor), crush the walnuts until a fine paste. Add the cheese, olive oil and black pepper and combine.
  2. When the pasta, is done, drain and add the cubed roast pork into the hot pot along with the pasta and pesto. Toss to thoroughly coat the pasta with the pesto then serve immediately.