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).
- 1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
- 3⁄4 lb bow tie pasta
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 12 fresh sage leaves, coarsely chopped
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cup romano cheese, shredded
- Place walnuts in large, dry nonstick skillet over medium heat.
- Cook 4-5 minutes, until toasted, shaking pan constantly.
- Remove walnuts, set aside.
- Cook pasta in boiling salted water according to package directions, about 10 minutes.
- When pasta is almost done, melt butter in large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
- Add sage, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
- Cook a minute or two to blend flavors.
- Remove from heat.
- Drain pasta, reserving 1/2 cup pasta cooking water, then add pasta to butter in skillet.
- Gradually add pasta water.
- Stir in cheese and toss to combine.
- Garnish with toasted nuts and serve.
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.
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