Walnut sauce pasta, also known as “Pasta with Walnut Sauce” is a traditional dish from the city of Genoa in the Liguria region of Italy. The Walnut Sauce Pasta is a very quick first course that will save you in everyday rush situations when you have only 10 minutes to cook dinner and very few ideas to hold on to. In fact, our Recipe for Pasta with Walnuts can be prepared just in the time it takes to cook the pasta and without putting additional pots or pans on the stove, because the sauce is cold-prepared in 5 minutes.
The Pasta with Walnuts recipe really ideal for any occasion, it is great both hot and cold, perhaps as a summer dish to take with you to the office. Preparing our Nut Pasta is super easy and you will need just 3 ingredients: walnuts, ricotta cheese and parmesan cheese blended directly in the blender to get a smooth and tasty sauce.
In short, Ligurian walnut sauce is the classic example of a creamy first course that will please the palates of the whole family, even the youngest who will not be able to resist its delicate taste and velvety sauce.
While the classic version of walnut sauce pasta typically uses trofie, a short, twisted pasta shape from the Liguria region, other pasta shapes such as linguine or penne can also be used. This dish is often served as a main course or as a side dish, and it’s a delicious way to enjoy the rich, earthy flavor of walnuts.