Heavenly 4-Ingredient Penne Pasta Recipe With Creamy Walnut Sauce by 30Seconds Food

Heavenly 4-Ingredient Penne Pasta Recipe With Creamy Walnut Sauce

We don't think the health benefits of walnuts are talked about enough. Seriously! Walnuts are high in antioxidants, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals. They may also help with:

These crunchy little nuggets are not only nutritious and healthy, but the perfect snack or addition to recipes. This four-ingredient penne pasta recipe with creamy walnut sauce is the perfect example of different ways to use walnuts.

Penne pasta (or your favorite pasta) is cooked to al dente, then combined with heavy cream, shredded Italian cheese and walnuts. Once everything is melted together and thoroughly combined, the pasta is ready to be served. This tasty Italian recipe is on the table in about 15 minutes!

Whole-wheat pasta would be a great choice for this pasta recipe. Serve this creamy pasta with a salad and fresh roasted or steamed vegetable. The leftovers reheat well for lunch or dinner the next day.

Cuisine: Italian 
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 pound (16 ounces) penne pasta, cooked to al dente according to package directions
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Italian cheese blend
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Here's how to make it: 

  1. In a large skillet, stir together the heavy cream, shredded cheese and walnuts. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Add the cooked pasta and cook over low heat until cheese has melted and everything is thoroughly combined. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley, if desired. 

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Penne $1 & Up
Walnuts $3 & Up

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Elisa Schmitz
I absolutely love walnuts. Add them to so many recipes, especially my baking. I love this intriguing sauce recipe, though, to help me use walnuts in a new way!
Well wow, this is unexpected and so delish!

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