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Linguine with Walnut Sauce

Yields2 ServingsPrep Time35 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time55 mins

On its own, this rich sauce can be tossed with linguine and a dab of butter. Simmered with cream, it makes an absolutely delicious sauce for any of the pasta shapes, our your own handmade pasta stuffed with a mild cheese filling. The following includes a method is for removing much of the walnut's bitterness.

Linguine with Walnut Sauce

 1 cup walnuts
 1 slice of stale bread
 1 cup whole milk
 ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese, preferably parmigiano-reggiano
  cup Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil, or as needed
 ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
 kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
 ground nutmeg, to taste
 ½ cup grated parmegiano-reggiano cheese
 1 lb Colavita Linguine

Bring the milk to a simmer in a small sauce pan. Add the walnuts an blanch them for about 10 minutes.


Remove the walnuts from the milk, reserving the warm milk.


Soak the bread in the warm milk.


Place the walnuts and grated cheese in the bowl of a food processor fitted with the steel blade. Process until finely chopped.


With the motor running pour in the Colavita Olive Oil in a thin stream. Continue processing until the oil is incorporated and the sauce is very smooth.


Add in the piece of milk soaked bread. Reserve the milk.


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the Colavita Linguini in the water according to the package instructions. Drain.


Pour about 1/4 cup of the reserved milk in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add in the pasta and the walnut sauce. Mix to coat the linguini with the walnut sauce. If the mixture seems dry, add a milk a little at a time until your desired consistency is achieved.


Season to taste with salt, pepper and nutmeg.


Serve with grated Parmegiano Reggiano cheese and fresh parsley.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 186
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g30%

Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 189mg8%
Total Carbohydrate 2g1%

Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Protein 5g10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.