If you need to get a tasty dinner on the table in a hurry, don’t look any farther than this recipe from Everyday Food: Fresh Flavor Fast (Clarkson Potter, 2010) by Martha Stewart. The delicious sauce on this pasta doesn’t require cooking— just a few seconds in the food processor. For the very best flavor, don’t skip the step of toasting the walnuts.
Spinach Linguine with Creamy Walnut Sauce
Recipe from Everyday Food: Fresh Flavor Fast by Martha Stewart:
Serves 4 to 6
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
1 pound spinach linguine
1 cup heavy cream
1 garlic clove
2 cups walnuts (7 ounces), toasted
¼ cup finely grated parmesan cheese, plus more for sprinkling
½ cup firmly packed coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1. Bring a pot of water to a boil; add a generous amount of salt. Cook pasta until al dente according to package instructions. Drain pasta; return to pot.
2. Combine cream, garlic, and 1 cup walnuts in a food processor, and process until smooth; season with salt and pepper. Transfer to the pot along with ¼cup parmesan, the parsley, and remaining 1 cup walnuts. Toss to coat pasta.
3. To serve, divide among shallow bowls and sprinkle with additional cheese.