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Creamy Walnut Penne

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Creamy Walnut Penne

Healthy walnuts add crunchy texture to this easy penne pasta dish. Don't be fooled! It tastes fancy, but there's nothing to it. Creamy Walnut Penne can turn an ordinary weeknight meal into something special.

What You'll Need

  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 2 cups (1 pint) heavy cream
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

What to Do

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
  2. In a soup pot, combine cheese, cream, walnuts, salt, and pepper; mix well. Add pasta and cook over low heat until well combined and heated through.
  3. Remove from heat, stir in parsley and serve immediately.


If you like this creamy pasta dish, you'll also like our easy Bow Ties Florentine.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 717
  • Calories from Fat 409
  • Total Fat 45g 70 %
  • Saturated Fat 21g 103 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 16g 33 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 114mg 38 %
  • Sodium 713mg 30 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 63g 21 %
  • Dietary Fiber 4.2g 17 %
  • Sugars 3.3g 0 %

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Great recipe. Fresh crab and some cayanne would make a great company dish. Any kind of meat or fish could be added if you don't like crabmeat.


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