Bow Ties With Walnuts, Butter & Sage

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

You will want to save some of the pasta cooking water because it will be used to extend the butter-cheese sauce. From Family Circle Note: The nutritional value that zaar calculates is way off the mark from the magazine's calculations. This is featured in the magazine as a healthy meal and I don't see how zaar's nutritional information is correct. Family Circle's info is: 479 calories per serving, 29 g fat (11 g sat), 16 g protein, 41 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber, 507 mg sodium and 39 mg cholesterol).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place walnuts in large, dry nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Cook 4-5 minutes, until toasted, shaking pan constantly.
  3. Remove walnuts, set aside.
  4. Cook pasta in boiling salted water according to package directions, about 10 minutes.
  5. When pasta is almost done, melt butter in large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  6. Add sage, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  7. Cook a minute or two to blend flavors.
  8. Remove from heat.
  9. Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup pasta cooking water, then add pasta to butter in skillet.
  10. Gradually add pasta water.
  11. Stir in cheese and toss to combine.
  12. Garnish with toasted nuts and serve.


Most Helpful

This was a very easy meal to throw together, loved how the citrus blended with the sage. Next time, I would add addional sage leaves and add a bit more juice. The walnut made a nice crunchy bite! Made for photo tag.

Marz May 31, 2009

thiis was great, the lemon juice made this a different butter/sage sauce and gave it a fresh light flavor. I used chopped hazelnuts bc its what i had

MarraMamba November 30, 2008

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