Cranberry pasta with pistachios add excitement and vigour to Christmas buffet!


This tasty pasta dish adds cranberries and a bit of crunch to your Christmas dinner. The red cranberries and lightly green pistachios give this dish all the color of Christmas. Add it to your buffet and see just how fast it goes.

This dish is for 8 servings and preparation time is 15 approximately.

Cooking time: approximately 8 minutes and the total time is equally 23 minutes approximately. Compared with most of the Christmas buffet dishes, this has the shortest cooking time. It is easy to make as long as you have all the ingredients handy.


1.     1 1/3 C of orzo pasta

2.     1 C of pistachios ( chopped

3.     2 T of olive oil

4.2 T of butter

5.     4 shallots ( finely chopped)

6.     1 C of dried cranberries

7.     1 C heavy whipping cream

8.     1 1/4  of chicken broth

9.     1 tbsp of salt +pepper

 To start with, cook the orzo pasta according to the directions on the package and drain well.

Place the oil and butter into a skillet placed over medium heat.

As soon as the butter melts completely stir in the shallots.

Cook the chopped shallots in the butter oil mixture for 1 minute.

Stir the pistachios into the mixture and saute for 2 minutes or until lightly brown.

Stir in the cranberries, cream, and the chicken broth.

Cook for 5-8 minutes or until thickened, stirring occasionally.

Stir the orzo into the mixture well, then sprinkle with the salt and pepper and stir to blend well.

Reduce the heat to low and cook for 5-8 minutes or until orzo pasta is heated through. You can now serve warm, hot or cold. That's all it is to cook cranberry pasta with pistachios.    Eat sweet potatoes!

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