Pasta With Carrots, Sage, and Scallions

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Recipe by Spice Princess

I adapted this from an old Vegetarian Times cookbook. It's a big hit with my carrot-loving hubby -- I think we eat this at least once a week! The original recipe called for farfalle/bow tie pasta, but it really works with any shape. You can adjust the amount of sage according to how big the leaves are -- what you are going for is a nice handful. Whatever you do, please do not try to sub dried sage, it won't work! You can, however, use whatever type of hard grating cheese you have handy -- I have used Parmesan, Asiago, and Pecorino Romano, all with good results. (The original recipe called for Monterey Jack, but I thought that was just weird...) Anyway, hope you enjoy this as much as I do!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Bring a big pot of water to a boil and cook the pasta until al dente. When it's done, drain and put back in the pot to keep warm.
  2. While the pasta cooks, heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. When hot, add the carrots and cook, stirring frequently, until they are lightly browned, about 5 minutes (more or less depending on how thinly they are cut). Add the scallions and sage to the pan and stir around for a couple minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. If the pasta is still cooking, set the skillet off to the side and keep warm.
  3. Add the butter and lemon juice to the drained pasta and stir until the butter is melted and everything is combined well. Divide the pasta among 4 serving plates and top with the carrot mixture. Serve garnished with the cheese.

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