Thursday, January 14, 2016

Lemon Tagliatelle with Toasted Pine Nuts and Arugula~What's for Dinner Wednesday

Well ladies and gentlemen, we have another winner from the Hell's Kitchen Cookbook our daughter gave us for Christmas.  And, we just might be making this again this weekend as our youngest was disappointed she was not home to try it!!

Lemon Tagliatelle with Toasted Pine Nuts and Arugula


12 ounces tagliatelle (we subbed gluten free fettucine as I could not find gf tagliatelle)
1/4 C pine nuts
4 TBS unsalted butter
Juice of 1 lemon
Finely grated zest of 1 lemon
2 TBS coarsely chopped fresh basil, plus more for garnish
1 C freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
1/2 pound (about 4 cups) baby arugula
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.  Cook the tagliatelle according to the package directions until al dente.  Drain the pasta, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking water.

While the pasta cooks, toast the pine nuts in a small dry skillet over medium, toast the pine nuts until they are lightly browned and fragrant, watching carefully so that they don't burn.  Transfer to bowl and reserve.

Return the drained pasta to the pot.  Add butter, lemon juice and zest, basil, Parmesan cheese, and the reserved cooking water.  Cook over moderate heat, tossing just until creamy.  Add the arugula and toss to combine, cooking until just wilted.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Divide the pasta between four bowls.  Garnish with more chopped basil and reserved pine nuts and serve with more Parmesan Cheese.

Not only was this very easy to prepare, it was delicious-full of flavor, and so colorful.




Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

Love anything lemon - will be trying this :-)

Laura said...

Ha ha, Katie! Lay on the guilt trip!! Seeing your recipes make me smile and miss you, Lauren! And of course, they make me hungry, too!

Rustown Mom said...

Oh, that looks so good! I love pasta dishes, and I especially love the pine nut topping on that one!

Michelle said...

Found you! Thanks for letting me know your blog. This is adorable. You have some amazing tips and recipes. Can't wait to dive into some of them. I co-host a Tuesday Talk link up party (goes on all week). Would love for you to link some of these delectable recipes and tips on there for others to share.

Blondie's Journal said...

How delish--the lemon makes it over the top!!


Andrea Nine said...

Yummy!! I'm in, with that lemon, sounds like perfection!!

Allison said...

This sounds so so delicious Lauren. We happen to have everything on hand including pine nuts which is rare. We have some left over from another recipe we made last week. I think I'll make this for tomorrow night. Can't wait to take a bite!

bj said...

This really does sound goooood...xoxo

Leslie said...

Hi Lauren! ..this is one of my favorite pasta dishes. I have tried the gluten free pasta and don't care for the texture. Do you have a favorite? xxL

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

That looks soooooo good! My husband loves anything lemony, so I need to try this soon! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

Hope your new year is going well!

Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane said...

I'm sure this was delicious; I do a similar recipe from Barefoot Contessa and it is amazing. If the arugula is too tangy for some people, baby spinach is a good substitute.

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Becky {This Is Happiness} said...

This looks amazing! Your recipes are always so yummy!!

Stacey said...

Yes I'm definitely going to make this! I love recipes that have delicious and different flavors like this. Toasted pine nuts are great too.

Thank you for linking this with Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

Decor To Adore said...

I SO appreciate this recipe as my daughter has a gluten allergy. It looks delicious.

Thank you so very much for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Your presence really helped to make it very special. I hope you will return again and again.

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Valentine's Day!

Rita C at Panoply said...

This looks delish! I love all the ingredients, and will pin to try. Congrats on your feature on Thoughts of Home!
Rita C at Panoply

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Putting this one on my menu for next week! It has all the ingredients I love. Thanks for the recipe.