Bow Ties With Walnuts, Butter & Sage

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Lainey39

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).

Top Review by Marz7215

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.

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.

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