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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
1

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

2

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

3

Soak the bread in the warm milk.

4

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

5

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.

6

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

7

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

8

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.

9

Season to taste with salt, pepper and nutmeg.

10

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.