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Basil Walnut Fettuccine Recipe
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Basil Walnut Fettuccine Recipe

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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
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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 cup) equals 328 calories, 16 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 233 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 9 g protein.


  1. 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. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Basil Walnut Fettuccine in Simple & Delicious May/June 2006, p21

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Reviewed Nov. 9, 2009

"Quick and easy. This has become a family favorite."

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