Thermomix Trofie Pasta with Artichoke Parmesan Pesto

by Tenina Holder
posted 15 Aug, 2019 (last updated 14 May, 2020)
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Cooking fatigue is real and we are here to help. Our Trofie Pasta with Artichoke Parmesan Pesto will come to the rescue when nobody else will! Troife is a shape of pasta, thin little twists that hail from Northern Italy. When they're drowned in our smooth, herby and tangy sauce, they are absolutely delicious – that said, any kind of pasta will work for this. Whilst artichoke hearts may not call to you on the page, take a leap of faith with this recipe for an unusually delicious meal that will likely make it to your hall of fame recipes.



  • Parmesan cheese icon
    Parmesan cheese
    3.53oz/100g (about ¾ cup)
  • Lemon icon
    1 (2.05oz/58g)
    zest of, juice of
  • Feta cheese icon
    Feta cheese
    3.53oz/100g (about ½ cup)
  • Artichoke hearts icon
    Artichoke hearts
    10.05oz/285g (about 1⅛ cups)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    1.86fl oz/50g (3¾ tbsp)
  • Single cream icon
    Single cream
    5.07fl oz/150g (½ cup)
  • Egg icon
    1 (1.76oz/50g)
  • Dijon mustard icon
    Dijon mustard
    1 tsp (0.17oz/5g)
  • Baby spinach icon
    Baby spinach
    7.05oz/200g (about 6½ cups)
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepper
    as needed
  • Water icon
    1.2 liters (40.58fl oz/1200g)
  • Salt icon
    as needed
  • Pasta icon
    12.35oz/350g (about 4 cups)
  • Roma tomato icon
    Roma tomato
    8.82oz/250g (about 4⅛)


  1. Add parmesan cheese and lemon to the TM5 bowl
  2. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  3. Blend - approx 10 sec, speed 10
  4. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to small bowl
  5. Add garlic clove to the TM5 bowl
  6. Chop - approx 3 sec, speed 6
  7. Scrape down sides of TM5 bowl
  8. Add extra virgin olive oil to the TM5 bowl
  9. Sauté - approx 5 min, varoma, speed 1
  10. Then add single cream, egg, dijon mustard, feta cheese, artichoke hearts and baby spinach to the TM5 bowl
  11. Blend - approx 5 sec, speed 7
  12. Cook - approx 5 min, 100°C, speed 1
  13. Then season with salt & pepper to taste
  14. Transfer one third of cheese mixture to TM5 bowl
  15. Mix - approx 5 sec, speed 5
  16. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to medium bowl
  17. Add water, salt and pasta to the TM5 bowl
  18. Cook - approx 12 min, 100°C, reverse gentle stir
  19. Drain
  20. Transfer sauce to TM5 bowl
  21. Add roma tomato to the TM5 bowl
  22. Toss until well combined
  23. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to large serving bowl
  24. Arrange cheese mixture in pasta
  25. Serve

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