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Creamy Pine Nut Pasta Sauce

Posted by Caveman Cooking on December 28, 2009

Put this one together on the fly. Turned out to be a real crowd pleaser!


1/2 Stick of Butter
3 Tbsp Artichoke Infused Oil (you can use the oil-based liquid from marinated artichoke hearts)
3 Large Garlic Cloves
2-3 Tbsp Pine Nuts
2 Tbsp Sour Cream
2 Tbsp White Wine
1 tsp Dried Basil


Mince garlic. Set aside.
BTW, is it just me or is there nothing better than the smell of fresh chopped garlic?

In a medium sauce pan melt butter, add oil. Saute garlic and basil.
Then, whisk in sour cream. Add wine and reduce slightly until creamy texture desired is reached. Don’t overdo it! (I sound like my Mother, don’t I?) Add salt and pepper to taste.

Stir in pine nuts until warmed – about a minute.

Serve over ravioli or fettucini noodles. Pictured here with Florentyna’s Fall Harvest Squash Round Ravioli.

Prep Time = 5 minutes
Cook Time = 10 minutes
Serves 3-4

©2009 Caution: Caveman Cooking/UHearMe, Inc. All rights reserved. This recipe originally appeared on the Caution: Caveman Cooking blog at authored by Caveman. This recipe may be shared and reprinted as long as this entire copyright message accompanies it.

12 Responses to “Creamy Pine Nut Pasta Sauce”

  1. Viviane said

    Pasta is one of my weak points. This one sounds good!

  2. Rebecca said

    this looks wonderful all the best for the move Rebecca

  3. This sauce looks delicious!! Good luck in your move 🙂

  4. Natalie said

    YUM! Thanks for this great, quick recipe. I added a bit of heavy cream, goat cheese, and a splash of lemon juice. Delicious!

    • Thanks, Natalie! I would have used heavy cream as well, but I was trying to make it a little lighter/healthier. Hence, the use of sour cream (lite SC, at that!). But, what you did with it sounds incredible!

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