Tagliatelle al cioccolato con panna e noci

Cocoa tagliatelle with light cream & walnuts   Our original home cooking

Cocoa tagliatelle topped with light-cream-and-walnut sauce is a a quick to do and simple recipe that I created for an important meal to make at the last minute from Saturday to Sunday. Unfortunately it is a real caloric bomb. So be careful! You can't enjoy it whenever you want :(( If you don't find dry cocoa tagliatelle, want to try to make them at home? below the link to fresh cocoa pasta how-to!

chocolate tagliatelle with light cream and walnut sauce, the photo shows a detail of the bowl where there is the chocolate tagliatelle and the sauce on the top
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Cocoa tagliatelle with light cream & walnuts

Ingredients / Serves 4

  • 250g (8 3/4 ounces) dry cocoa tagliatelle
  • 250ml (8 1/2 flui ounces - 1C) light (single) cream
  • 60g (2.1 ounces) walnuts, shelled and chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons dried chives
  • Salt
  • Pepper, if liked
  • Time:
    preparation: 10 minutes
    cooking: 20 minutes
    total: 30 minutes
  • Difficulty:
    easy recipe
  • How many calories in a serving?
    Calories: 710 (kcal) 36 % GDA (*) - 2969 (kJ)
    Protein: 14.9 (g) 20 % GDA
    Total fat: 50.1 (g) 72 % GDA
    Total carbohydrate: 50.1 (g) 19 % GDA
    Sugars: 5.7 (g) 7 % GDA

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Recipe for cocoa tagliatelle with light cream and walnuts

Preparation and cooking

  • - Cook tagliatelle.
    Bring to a boil abundant salted water and cook tagliatelle according to instructions on the package.
  • - Prepare light-cream-and-walnuts sauce.
    While you're cooking tagliatelle, you have to prepare pasta sauce.
    Put all ingredients in a little saucepan, except chives.
    Season to taste with salt.
    Cook over a gentle flame for only a minute.
    If your sauce isn't smooth, you can add some tablespoons of the hot water in which you are boiling tagliatelle.
    Add chives once turned off your stove.
  • - Drain tagliatelle very well.
    Put drained tagliatelle again onto the pan.
    Stir in your sauce.

Just before serving

  • - Transfer tagliatelle you've just dressed in a large bowl or individual plates.
  • - Serve at once.

Note

Tips

  • - If you want you can use toasted hazelnuts instead of walnuts.
  • - More details on chocolate tagliatelle. This kind of dried pasta is made with all-purpose flour and cocoa powder. You find them in gourmet food shops easily. Choose good-quality pasta for the best result!

Menu planning

  • - This pasta dish is very delicate and it is very difficult to choose other recipes for a full menu.
    Here it is the menu (typical Italian menu) I planned when I created this tagliatelle recipe! Links to suggested recipes below!
    Starter: I made pizza with spinach and salami and served it, cubed, accompanied by bubbles. You can pair it to all your menu. Read below to know what bubbles ;)
    First course: chocolate tagliatelle topped with light-cream-and-walnut sauce.
    Second course: braised beef
    Dessert: pineapple-and-kiwi salad, a fruit salad of mine that is served directly inside pineapple
    This is a perfect menu idea for a celebration, an anniversary or a birthday dinner party!

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Healthy eating

  • - This is a recipe very rich in fat and calories and so I make this dish very seldom. Follow my tip if you have an healthy eating plan.
  • - This is a dish ideal for people who have tomato intolerance or allergy

Loretta

What's the right wine for " Cocoa tagliatelle with light cream & walnuts "?

My husband and I suggest Italian bubbles: Prosecco di Conegliano Valdobbiadene (sparkling wine from Veneto)