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Linguine with Walnut Lemon Cream Sauce

Linguine with Walnut Lemon Cream SauceThis speedy main meal is ready in less than 30 minutes. Zesty lemon and crunchy walnuts make this pasta scrumptious! Garnish with extra grated lemon peel and walnut halves.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup whipping cream
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 pound linguine uncooked
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
1/3 cup chopped, toasted California Walnuts
2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Cooking Directions:

  1. In small saucepan, stir together whipping cream and lemon peel; simmer until cream is reduced by one-third, about 15 minutes.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  3. Meanwhile, in large skillet, melt butter; sauté mushrooms. Drain pasta and combine with cream, mushrooms, walnuts and cheese; toss lightly. Add salt and ground black pepper; sprinkle with parsley.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy California Walnuts.