Hungarian sweet pwalnut pasta (Diós tészta) recipe

Hungarian sweet walnut pasta (Diós tészta)

is another unusual sweet main dish, we normally serve it after a one-pot soup. Pasta dishes are a very important and unique part of Hungarian cooking, there are sweet recipes as well as savory creations.

This dish is really quite easy to make, as simple as delicious. Just boil some good egg pasta (tagliatelle or wide strip pasta), toss with a decent bit of melted butter, powdered sugar and lots of ground walnuts. It is even better with some home-made apricot jam.


Ingredients for 4 people:

  • 500 grams (17.6 ounces) dried wide stripe or tagliatelle pasta
  • 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons, 2 ounces) of butter
  • 100 grams (3.6 ounces) of ground walnuts
  • 50 grams (1.8 ounces) of powdered sugar
  • salt


Cook the pasta in salted water according to package instructions, rinse under cold running water, drain.

Mix the ground walnuts with the powdered sugar.

In a pot melt the butter. Pour the pasta over the melted butter and mix it all together.

Sprinkle on the sweet walnuts and serve.