Coated with a creamy sauce made with garlic and toasted walnuts, this sophisticated pasta dish is ready to serve in 25 minutes!
What You Need
Original recipe yields 8 servings
1 lb. shaped pasta, such as medium bow ties
1 cup PLANTERS Walnut Halves, toasted
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1-1/2 cups half-and-half
3/4 cup KRAFT Shredded Parmesan Cheese
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
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Let's Make It
Cook pasta as directed on pkg.
Meanwhile, place walnuts, garlic, cream, cheese, salt and pepper in food processor container; cover. Process until well blended.
Drain pasta; place in large bowl. Add sauce; mix lightly.
Balance this rich and indulgent entree with smart side dishes. For example, enjoy a serving of this pasta with steamed broccoli and baked apples for dessert.
How to Toast Nuts
Toasting nuts adds crunch and intensifies their flavor. To toast nuts in the oven, spread nuts in single layer in shallow baking pan. Bake at 350°F for 8 to 10 min. or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. To toast nuts on the stovetop, place nuts in ungreased skillet. Cook on medium heat until golden brown, stirring frequently. To toast nuts in the microwave, place up to 1 cup of nuts in a microwaveable shallow dish. Microwave on HIGH until fragrant and crisp, stirring every 30 sec.
Use Your Blender
Instead of the food processor, use an electric blender to mix the sauce ingredients. (Or, use a sharp knife to mince the garlic and finely chop the walnuts. Then, mix with the remaining sauce ingredients as directed.) Toss with the cooked drained pasta as directed.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g
Saturated Fat 6g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 48g
Dietary Fibers 2g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.