Cracked Pepper Linguine

Recipe from

Southern Living


1 tablespoon butter or margarine
1/4 cup minced onion
2 garlic cloves, pressed
1 (8-ounce) container sour cream
1 tablespoon milk
2 to 3 teaspoons cracked pepper
8 ounces linguine, cooked
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Garnish: fresh parsley sprigs


Melt butter in a small skillet over medium-high heat; add onion and garlic, and sauté until crisp-tender. Remove mixture from heat, and cool slightly.

Stir in sour cream, milk, and pepper. Toss with pasta. Sprinkle with cheese and parsley. Garnish, if desired. Makes 4 servings.

For Lemon Linguine, substitute 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice for milk. Decrease pepper to 1/2 teaspoon, and add 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind.