Pasta with Walnuts and Vegetable Sauce

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!

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Ingredients

(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

Directions

  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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Comments

  1. says

    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!

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