Tagliatelle with Nettle and Pine Nut Sauce Recipe

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Tagliatelle with Nettle and Pine Nut Sauce
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  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Meanwhile, fill the sink with water. Wearing rubber gloves, pull nettle leaves from stems into sink. Swish to rinse; drain. Add nettles to boiling water. Simmer until soft, 3 minutes. Drain, rinse with cool water, and squeeze out water. Whirl in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Cook pasta as package directs. Meanwhile, melt butter over medium heat in pot used for nettles. Whisk in nettle purée, salt, and 1 cup hot pasta water; keep warm over low heat.
  3. Drain pasta, reserving about 2 cups water. Add pasta to pot of sauce and toss with 3/4 cup parmesan, half of pine nuts, and some reserved water if needed so it's loose-textured. Transfer to a shallow bowl and sprinkle with remaining pine nuts and a little more parmesan if you like.
  4. *Find nettles at farmers' markets. (They grow wild in many areas too.)
  5. Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2884.27 Kcal (12076 kJ)
Calories from fat 1356.63 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 150.74g 232%
Cholesterol 227.06mg 76%
Sodium 4354.94mg 181%
Potassium 2166.4mg 46%
Total Carbs 294.85g 98%
Sugars 4.37g 17%
Dietary Fiber 35.36g 141%
Protein 96.34g 193%
Vitamin C 0.9mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.7mg 25%
Iron 15.2mg 85%
Calcium 3045.5mg 305%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 276.95 Kcal (1160 kJ)
Calories from fat 130.27 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14.47g 232%
Cholesterol 21.8mg 76%
Sodium 418.17mg 181%
Potassium 208.02mg 46%
Total Carbs 28.31g 98%
Sugars 0.42g 17%
Dietary Fiber 3.4g 141%
Protein 9.25g 193%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 2%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 25%
Iron 1.5mg 85%
Calcium 292.4mg 305%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 69.4
  • 77

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sugar free,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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