Basil and Pine Nut Sauce with Penne

Basil and Pine Nut Sauce with Penne
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Recipe type: Side Dishes – Carbs
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Serves: 4
 
This meatless pasta sauce requires no cooking; the heat of the pasta warms the sauce on its own. Makes a substantial side dish or a light main course. Vegetarian; Low Sodium.
Ingredients
  • 1 lb dried pasta; fusilli, penne or spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil or parsley
  • Paprika
Instructions
  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions and drain.
  2. Heat olive oil in a small skillet. Lightly saute pine nuts.
  3. Toss pasta with butter and fresh basil or parsley and sauteed pine nuts.
  4. Sprinkle a pinch of paprika over the top of each serving.
Notes
Prep time includes cooking the pasta.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 503 Fat: 10g Saturated fat: 3g Unsaturated fat: 2g Carbohydrates: 86g Sodium: 39mg Protein: 16g