Pasta with Walnuts and Vegetable Sauce

by Erica Dinho on April 30, 2011

Do you understand what I mean when I say this pasta dish tastes like the brightest spring day? The flavors are strong and bright, despite the simple ingredients, and the fact that you can make the whole dish really fast, makes this taste even better. Great meatless main dish and weeknight meal!

Buen provecho!



(4-6 servings)

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup of walnuts, toasted
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup grated Asiago cheese

  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 pound penne or other tubular pasta


  1. Make the sauce: Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. In a large fry pan over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Add the corn and peas and cook for about 5 minutes.
  2. dd the cream and cream cheese, stirring it with a wooden spoon. Bring to simmer, stirring occasionally.Remove from the heat and stir in the Asiago cheese, salt and pepper.
  3. Meanwhile, add salt and pasta to the boiling water. Cook, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking, until al dente, according to the package instructions.
  4. Drain, reserving about 1/4 cup of the cooking water. Add the pasta to the sauce along with the walnuts and stir to combine. Add the reserved cooking water, stir, and warm over low heat.
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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Simply Life April 30, 2011 at 10:03 AM

oh what a delicious mix!


2 Empar April 30, 2011 at 10:12 AM

¡Hola! Erica.
Un plato de pasta estupendo!! Y es que la pasta es estupenda y combina bien con todo.
Feliz fin de semana.


3 Velva April 30, 2011 at 10:46 AM

A pasta dish that is fast and delicious, is definitely good in my book.

Hope all is well with you.



4 tasteofbeirut April 30, 2011 at 1:33 PM

Love this pasta! Will make it soon, as I have a stash of walnuts in the freezer that need to be used up!


5 Barbara May 1, 2011 at 1:37 PM

Erica, this looks wonderful! I have GOT to make it. Love that you’ve used walnuts in it too. Cream cheese, asiago and cream….YUM!


6 Luigi May 1, 2011 at 4:59 PM

Fantastic combination, not something I have tried. :)


7 5 Star Foodie May 2, 2011 at 8:11 AM

The addition of walnuts is terrific here, such a delicious pasta!


8 norma May 2, 2011 at 10:47 AM

Fast, fun and great!


9 gloria May 3, 2011 at 1:09 PM

Love this Pasta Erica and really I think like Spring! beauty! gloria


10 Lina May 4, 2011 at 11:41 AM

Simple, delicious and tasty. My family enjoyed.


11 Ivy May 7, 2011 at 2:36 AM

The pasta dish is always easy to make and looks wonderful with all these colours and flavour.


12 pierre May 7, 2011 at 8:37 AM

love the pasta and with the walnuts that is a great treat !!!thanks Pierre


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