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Dec 19, 2008 09:27 AM

different pasta sauces? not tomato or creme based?

Hey! wonderring if anyone had a good heatly pasta recipes that aren't tomato or creme based. I've made pesto a few times but looking for change.


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  1. Mushroom? I usually cook the portobellos down into a nice vegetarian gravy for pasta. It's quite yummy.

    1. I saute strips of shitake mushroom, zucchini, and yellow squash in olive oil and toss with spaghetti and some pasta water and fresh lemon. I add more lemon the next day and eat it cold for lunch.

      1. olive oil, garlic, basil salt, pepper, red pepper flake, parsley, lemon juice, white wine, chicken stock. For richness add a bit of butter at the end unless you are trying to avoid the whole dairy thing.

        Olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic, salt, pepper, butter.

        1. Doesnt really qualify as healthy, but Giada has a lemon spagetti recipe that is excellent. Lemon juice, zest( my addition), evoo and parmesean.

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          1. re: Calipoutine

            It's not really a "sauce" but I usually sautee in olive oil some artichokes, basil, black olives, capers, chili flakes, white wine, sometimes an anchovy and top with parmasean cheese