Yield
4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°.

Step 2

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.

Step 3

While pasta cooks, place walnuts in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 8 minutes or until toasted. Place 1/3 cup hot walnuts, salt, and garlic in a food processor; process until nuts are finely ground. Microwave milk at HIGH 1 minute or until hot. Add hot milk to food processor; process until smooth. Chop remaining walnuts.

Step 4

Drain pasta, reserving 1/4 cup pasta water. Combine pasta, walnut cream, chopped walnuts, and pepper in a bowl; toss to coat. If necessary, add reserved pasta water, 1 tablespoon at a time, to thin walnut cream. Sprinkle with Romano cheese. Serve immediately.

Step 5

Crema di noci (KREH-mah dee NOH-chee) means "cream of walnut." Toasted walnuts are puréed into butter as a base for this pasta sauce.

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