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This creamy walnut pasta with sausages is a hearty and comforting earthy pasta recipe to brighten up those dark and cold evenings!

Walnut Pasta With Kale & Merguez

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 2
Calories per serving 966 kcal

Ingredients

  • 9 oz dry spaghetti (250 g)
  • 2,5 oz walnuts (70 g), peeled
  • 3,5 oz fresh kale or green cabbage (100 g)
  • 1 cup cream (240 ml)
  • 5,5 oz merguez sausages (155 g)
  • 1 small garlic clove chopped
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • pepper
  • salt

Instructions

  1. Dry roast the walnuts in a non-stick pan (don't add any oil) for a couple of minutes over medium-high heat. Shake the pan regularly so the nuts don't burn.
  2. This creamy walnut pasta with sausages is a hearty and comforting earthy pasta recipe to brighten up those dark and cold evenings!
  3. Transfer the walnuts to a clean blender and let them cool a little. Then pulse into a fine crumble.
  4. This creamy walnut pasta with sausages is a hearty and comforting earthy pasta recipe to brighten up those dark and cold evenings!
  5. Put the crumble aside until needed later on. Slice the merguez sausages up and add them together with half of the unsalted butter to a medium saucepan. Gently bake the sausages for some minutes until cooked through.

  6. This creamy walnut pasta with sausages is a hearty and comforting earthy pasta recipe to brighten up those dark and cold evenings!
  7. Transfer them to a clean plate and let them cool. Add the walnut crumble to the saucepan in which you cooked the sausages.
  8. This creamy walnut pasta with sausages is a hearty and comforting earthy pasta recipe to brighten up those dark and cold evenings!
  9. Pour in the cream. Season with some pepper and salt.
  10. This creamy walnut pasta with sausages is a hearty and comforting earthy pasta recipe to brighten up those dark and cold evenings!
  11. Bring the cream to a simmer and cook for 2 minutes. Then check the seasoning and add extra pepper or salt. With a stick mixer blend the cream into a silky walnut sauce.
  12. This creamy walnut pasta with sausages is a hearty and comforting earthy pasta recipe to brighten up those dark and cold evenings!
  13. Fill a large pan with water, add a dash of salt to it and place it over high heat. Once boiling, add the pasta and cook until tender.
  14. This creamy walnut pasta with sausages is a hearty and comforting earthy pasta recipe to brighten up those dark and cold evenings!
  15. Add the cooked merguez sausages to the blender and pulse into a fine crumble.
  16. This creamy walnut pasta with sausages is a hearty and comforting earthy pasta recipe to brighten up those dark and cold evenings!
  17. Melt the rest of the unsalted butter in a large pan and add the chopped garlic. Fry for a minute. Then add the sliced cabbage.
  18. This creamy walnut pasta with sausages is a hearty and comforting earthy pasta recipe to brighten up those dark and cold evenings!
  19. Stir well and cook for 2 minutes. Keep the cabbage crunchy! Season with a pinch of pepper and salt. Then take the cabbage off the heat. Once the pasta is cooked, drain it and add it back to the pan together with the walnut sauce, the merguez crumble and the cooked cabbage.

  20. This creamy walnut pasta with sausages is a hearty and comforting earthy pasta recipe to brighten up those dark and cold evenings!
  21. Stir all the ingredients well. Then check the seasoning and add extra pepper or salt to taste if necessary. Transfer the pasta onto plates (sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese if you like) and serve hot.

  22. This creamy walnut pasta with sausages is a hearty and comforting earthy pasta recipe to brighten up those dark and cold evenings!