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Cheesy Farfalle with Asparagus, Mushrooms and Toasted Walnuts

Cheesy Farfalle with Asparagus, Mushrooms and Toasted Walnuts Cheesy Farfalle with Asparagus, Mushrooms and Toasted Walnuts Cheesy Farfalle with Asparagus, Mushrooms and Toasted Walnuts Cheesy Farfalle with Asparagus, Mushrooms and Toasted Walnuts

Loved the browned onions and mushrooms that really added tons of flavor, also enjoyed the tender-crunch and freshness from the asparagus. The toasted walnuts just added enough nutty touch and brought everything together.















1 pound pasta
3 tablespoons olive oil
or butter, or half butter and half oil
1 onions
1 pound mushrooms
crimini, thickly sliced
2 cloves garlic
freshly minced
1 pound asparagus
thin, trimmed, cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces
1 cup mascarpone cheese
or cream cheese
1 pinch nutmeg
freshly grated
¾ cup walnuts
coarsely chopped, toasted
4 tablespoons Parmesan cheese


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Stir in the farfalle and cook until al dente, stirring occasionally, 11 to 13 minutes.

Drain, reserving 1 cup of pasta water.

Meanwhile, heat the oil or melt the butter in a heavy large skillet over medium heat.

Add the onions, stirring often, and cook for about 5 minutes, or until the onions are soft and browned.

Stir in the mushrooms and sauté until tender and most of the juices have evaporated, about 5 minutes more.

Stir in the asparagus and sauté until the asparagus is crisp-tender, 4 to 6 minutes.

Stir in the farfalle.

Stir in the mascarpone or cream cheese and nutmeg and toss until the cheese coats the pasta, adding the reserved cooking liquid ¼ cup at a time to moisten.

Stir in ½ cup of toasted walnuts. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Mound the pasta in a large bowl.

Sprinkle with the parmesan and remaining ¼ cup of walnuts. Serve.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Deborah Blumenthal


about 12 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 192g (6.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 37133% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 21%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 47mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 17%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Sugars g
Protein 29g
Vitamin A 9% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 7% Iron 21%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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