Cracked Pepper Linguine

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  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Stir in sour cream, milk, and pepper. Toss with pasta. Sprinkle with cheese and parsley. Garnish, if desired. Makes 4 servings.
  3. For Lemon Linguine, substitute 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice for milk. Decrease pepper to 1/2 teaspoon, and add 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind.
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