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Monday, January 25, 2016

Full of Greens Spaghetti with Mascarpone Sauce

Light and creamy and a great way to get your greens!

450 g spaghetti
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp butter
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups mixed greens, packed
salt and pepper
1 cup mascarpone cheese
3/4 cup toasted pecans
1 cup 10% cream
1/4 cup parmesan cheese
1 tsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp lemon zest

Gently toast the pecans and minced garlic in olive oil and butter, not letting the garlic get brown.

Stir lemon juice and zest into mascarpone and add to the pecans and garlic on low heat. Stir well as it will melt almost right away, then add the cream and parmesan.

Roughly chop the greens and incorporate into the sauce. Heat through on medium low heat and add salt and pepper to taste.
Garnish with more toasted pecans, parmesan and I like a few more grinds of black pepper too.

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