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Kraft Foods Inc: Pasta with Creamy Garlic & Walnut Sauce

Posted Sep 11 2012 5:10pm

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Photo by Kraft on Kraft Foods website

These days I'm having a particularly good time paying attention to what my friends and family are eating and posting about on Facebook.  Why?  Because I can't eat right.  Well, not much or much of anything yummy.  I'm on the plain, boring non-functing gall bladder diet, looking forward to surgery next Tuesday.  After month of intermittent pain and vomitting followed by the last few weeks of non-stop vomitting and pain, I'm ready for them to get this little troublemaker out of my body!

So in the meantime, until I can eat/cook again, I'll be blogging lots of goodies my friends are eating.  This pasta dish comes from Janna, who made it for her family this week and said they'all liked it so much it's going to be a permanent fixture in her recipe box.

Looks delicious!  Can't wait to be able to make it myself.  Thanks for sharing, Janna!. 

 

Pasta with Creamy Garlic & Walnut Sauce

Recipe by Kraft on the Kraft Foods Web Site

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

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.

Optional:  Can easily add pre-cooked chicken, shrimp, or tuna for more protein.

Nutrition per 1/6 of total recipe: Calories:  400;   Protein:   14;  Carbs:  48;  Fat:  18;  Fiber:  2;   Weight Watchers Points:  11

 

 

 

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