Fusilli And Sourdough Pesto

Fusilli And Sourdough Pesto is mouthwatering, delicious, and sure to impress your family and friends.
20 minutes
20 minutes

About this recipe

This delicious Fusilli and sourdough pesto is mouthwatering, yum, and sure to impress your family and friends. The elements for this dish can easily be prepared ahead of time just like my pesto spaghetti with sundried tomatoes. A perfect mid-week dinner because everybody loves a super-quick meal and it’s a dish the whole family will love. 



  • 500 grams Fusilli pasta
  • ¼ cup olive oil + extra
  • 150 grams sourdough crust removed
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • 500 grams broccoli (steamed)
  • 375 grams basil pesto
  • 1-2 teaspoons of minced chili
  • 500 grams lamb backstrap sliced thinly
  • 120 grams baby spinach
  • 250 grams feta crumbled

Notes from Rouba

  • I prefer to use the elongated screw fusilli also known as casarecce pasta, as it does this dish more justice.
  • All elements for this dish can be prepared ahead of time.
  • Sourdough breadcrumb naturally has a coarser texture than normal breadcrumb.
  • What is sourdough


Step 1.

Cook the pasta, drain and drizzle with a little olive oil. Set aside. To make the breadcrumb, place crustless sourdough in a food processor and whiz it to a somewhat fine crumb.


Step 2.

Heat ¼ cup of olive oil in a frying pan, add the sourdough and cook until very light in golden colour. Now add the pine nuts and continue to fry until the nut crumb mixture is a deep golden colour. Drain on a paper towel. Set aside.


Step 3.

Cut the broccoli into florets and steam until cooked. Using kitchen scissors or a knife, cut the broccoli into very small pieces.

Step 4.

In a pot, over medium heat sauté the pesto (including its own oil) and chili for approximately 1 minute. Stir in the sliced meat and cook until the meat is brown in colour and cooked through (do not overcook the meat).

Add the broccoli and toss together well. Add the pasta and continue to combine.

Step 5.

Add the sourdough crumb and baby spinach. Combine well and transfer to a serving plate.  Crumbled the feta all over the top.

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