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Sage Holidays Pasta

Sanza

Sanza

We all love pasta, so…. Why not enjoy a delicious Holidays Pasta to celebrate the holidays?

Winter is a fun time in the world of food. The main thing that people really look forward to in winter is all the holiday meals they can have.

And one of my favorite dishes I like to make during this time of the year is my delicious Sage Holiday Pasta because it’s sure an excellent comforting and filling food.

Holidays pasta ingredients

The two key ingredients that I use are sage and pecans. I know we’ve all heard of these ingredients, but are you informed about all the properties that they possess? Today I want to talk about some of those benefits before jumping into the recipe.

Sage and pecans

Sage is an herb, also known as Salvia officinalis, is a perennial herb that has been used since ancient times for culinary and medicinal purposes.

The benefits of the sage plant include:

Improves brain function: Sage has been shown to improve memory and focus; this property can be attributed to the large number of phytonutrients in the leaves.

One study even found that sage extract was able to improve memory in people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Helps with headaches: Sage has antimicrobial properties, which make it a great pain reliever. A recent study showed that it could reduce pain from menstrual cramps by being applied topically on the abdominal region three times a day for two days in a row.

Pecans

Pecans are a type of nut native to North America, and they can be eaten raw or cooked. Pecans are high in protein, fiber, vitamin E, and other nutrients.

Findings suggest that nut consumption is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, gallstones, and reduced risk for colon cancer.

Therefore, by adding it to your holiday dinner, we will get great benefits. It can be served traditionally or in this pasta recipe.

Garlic and onions

Garlic

Some people don’t know it, but garlic is a herb as well that has been used for culinary, medical, and other purposes for ages now. Garlic can help reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease and helps people who are at risk of diabetes by lowering their blood sugar levels.

Garlic is also good for the immune system, which allows our body to fight off colds or other infections that are going around during the holiday season.

Most people are unaware that garlic has antibacterial properties, which can help prevent foodborne illness, which is essential this time of the year as we travel to and from our family and friends’ houses enjoying their incredible dishes.

Onions

Onions are a beneficial vegetable; please read this article Creamy Leek Soup to learn more about it.

The last thing that you may have thought about when I said that pasta was my favorite dish was that I included sage and pecan in the recipe, but once you try this dish, I’m sure you would never try it any other way.

This is the best time to make this pasta dish, and I’m sure that your families and friends will love it too.

Remember that if you are a cook, you can find more plant-based recipes in our eat section.

Sage Winter Pasta

If you are looking for a recipe balanced between flavor and nutrients, this bowl is for you.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Main Course, pasta
Calories 444
Cost $10

Ingredients

  • 12 oz  pasta-based on legumes to taste
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 oz vegan Italian sausage
  • 1/4 cup sage leaves fresh
  • 1 lb mushrooms such as cremini, shiitake, oyster, or chanterelles
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 onion, medium thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup pecans toasted
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 pinch quality salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper freshly grounded

Instructions

  • Bring a pot of filtered water to a boil for the pasta and cook according to package instructions, undercooking the pasta by 1-2 minutes. Drain, reserving about a cup of the cooking liquid.
  • Cut the sausages and form them into small meatballs.
  • Place a medium skillet over medium heat; when heated, add half olive oil, the onion, and the garlic. When translucent, add mushrooms and cook for 5 to 6 minutes until half done.
  • Add the meatballs and cook until the meatballs are browned, crisp, and cooked through and the mushrooms caramelized. Set aside
  • Meanwhile, place a small skillet over medium heat. When heated, add the rest of the olive oil and the sage. Once the sage is crisp, remove it from the pan and set it aside on a plate with kitchen paper to absorb the extra oil.
  • Mix the pasta with the meatballs sauce in the big skillet. Add a bit of the reserved pasta water, the nutritional yeast and let it cook for a couple of minutes to thicken the sauce. Transfer to a serving bowl and top with the crispy sage, pecans, and a bit more nutritional yeast. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition

Sodium: 291mgCalcium: 56mgVitamin C: 7mgVitamin A: 27IUSugar: 4gFiber: 20gPotassium: 995mgCholesterol: 29mgCalories: 444kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 5gFat: 21gProtein: 25gCarbohydrates: 41gIron: 6mg
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