Fettuccine with Walnuts and Parsley

  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings, serving size 2 1/2 cups
  • Nutrition Info
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Ingredients

12 ounces (3/4 box) whole-wheat fettuccine

2/3 cup chopped toasted walnuts, 2 tablespoons reserved for garnish

1/4 cup olive oil

5 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup low-sodium chicken stock

1/2 cup chopped parsley leaves, plus more for garnish

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

1 ounce grated Parmesan (about 3/4 cup)

2 cups arugula leaves, gently packed

Directions

  1. Cook the pasta al dente according to package directions, then drain in a colander.
  2. Meanwhile, toast the walnuts in a small dry skillet over medium-high heat until fragrant, stirring frequently, 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. In the pot the pasta was cooked in, heat the olive oil over low heat, add the garlic stirring until soft and fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes (be careful not to burn it). Return the pasta to the pot, add the broth, all but 2 tablespoons of the walnuts, the parsley, salt and pepper and toss to combine, cooking over low heat for 1 to 2 minutes. Add 1/2 cup Parmesan and toss to combine. Arrange 1/2 cup of arugula leaves on each of 4 serving plates. Top each with about 2 cups of pasta. Sprinkle with remaining cheese, the reserved walnuts and more parsley. Serve hot.
  4. Excellent source of: Protein, Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Iron, Manganese
  5. Good source of: Folate, Copper, Magnesium, Calcium
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