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Parsley Pasta Sauce Recipe

This cream-based sauce is a nice change of pace from more traditional red sauces. Use it as a topping for your favorite noodles or as the sauce in a deliciously different lasagna.—Donna Barleen, Concordia, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:5 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups tightly packed fresh parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Hot cooked pasta or hot spaghetti squash
  • 1/2 cup sunflower kernels, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a blender, combine the first eight ingredients; cover and process until smooth. Add sour cream and Parmesan cheese; process just until mixed. Serve over pasta or spaghetti squash. Sprinkle with sunflower kernels if desired. Yield: 1-2/3 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/3 cup) equals 337 calories, 32 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 38 mg cholesterol, 423 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 6 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.