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Basil Walnut Fettuccine

A warm, buttery side dish from our Test Kitchen, Basil Walnut Fettucine is studded with toasted nuts and lightly flavored with garlic and fresh basil. It goes well with a variety of entrees. (You could use any other nutritious, colored fettucine or pasta blend you have on hand.)
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 package (12 ounces) fettuccine
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 6 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped walnuts, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • Cook fettuccine according to package directions. In a large skillet, saute garlic in 1 tablespoon butter for 1 minute or until crisp-tender. Add the walnuts, basil, salt, pepper and remaining butter; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until heated through. Drain fettuccine; add to skillet and toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 328 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 233mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 9g protein.

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