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Pasta with Caruso Sauce | A classic from Uruguay

A Uruguayan heritage recipe made with butter, cream, walnuts, mushrooms, ham and romano cheese. Served over pasta. Very easy and fast.

Pasta with Caruso Sauce, a special dish from Uruguay. Made with onions, mushrooms, walnuts, cream, ham and romano cheese. This earthy and creamy sauce is perfect over your favorite pasta, try this at your next family dinner. | FusionCraftiness.com

The Caruso Story.

A passionate chef by the name of Raymundo Monti of Montevideo, Uruguay wanted to invent a new sauce in the current traditions of Italian cuisine.  His new sauce quickly caught on and now can be found in restaurants in Argentina and Brazil.  The Italians have reversely adopted it and it is common there also.  Monti named his now famous sauce after the Italian tenor Enrico Caruso.  This sauce first came on scene in the 1950’s but is already considered part of the Uruguayan cultural heritage.

According to Wikipedia, Caruso sauce has cream, ham, cheese,nuts and mushrooms.  It is a warm, creamy sauce usually served over pasta.  The version I came up with also has onions, herbs and garlic.

I really, really like this sauce.  It’s a different type of pasta sauce.  An earthy, creamy comforting type of dish, thanks to the mushrooms and walnuts.

I used walnuts but I suppose you could use any type of nuts.  I think you could make a lighter version too by adding more milk and less cream.

When you make this, let us know how it turned out and if you made any variation.  I’m curious.

Buen Provecho!

Pasta with Caruso Sauce, a special dish from Uruguay. Made with onions, mushrooms, walnuts, cream, ham and romano cheese. This earthy and creamy sauce is perfect over your favorite pasta, try this at your next family dinner. | FusionCraftiness.com
Pasta with Caruso Sauce, a special dish from Uruguay. Made with onions, mushrooms, walnuts, cream, ham and romano cheese. This earthy and creamy sauce is perfect over your favorite pasta, try this at your next family dinner. | FusionCraftiness.com
Pasta with Caruso Sauce, a special dish from Uruguay. Made with onions, mushrooms, walnuts, cream, ham and romano cheese. This earthy and creamy sauce is perfect over your favorite pasta, try this at your next family dinner. | FusionCraftiness.com
Pasta with Caruso Sauce, a special dish from Uruguay. Made with onions, mushrooms, walnuts, cream, ham and romano cheese. This earthy and creamy sauce is perfect over your favorite pasta, try this at your next family dinner. | FusionCraftiness.com

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Pasta with Caruso Sauce, a special dish from Uruguay. Made with onions, mushrooms, walnuts, cream, ham and romano cheese. This earthy and creamy sauce is perfect over your favorite pasta, try this at your next family dinner. | FusionCraftiness.com

Pasta with Caruso Sauce

Yield: 4 Cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

A pasta sauce Invented in Uruguay with Italian inspiration. This creamy pasta sauce gets its main flavors from walnuts, mushroom, ham and romano cheese.

Ingredients

  • 8 Tbs butter
  • 1 Tbs all purpose flour
  • 1 cup yellow onion, diced2/3 cup of walnuts, chopped
  • 1.5 cup white button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup smoked ham, chopped
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup cream
  • 1 cup romano cheese (may use parmesan or asiago)
  • Cooked pasta of your choice

Instructions

  1. In a medium or large sauce pan add butter and flour, cook over medium-low heat until onions are soft.
  2. Add walnuts and mushrooms cooking until mushrooms are soft.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients, stirring frequently.
  4. Cook until hot, bubbly and thickened.
  5. Serve over cooked pasta of your choice.

Notes

Nutritional information if for the sauce only.

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 389Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 21gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 100mgSodium: 345mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 14g

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Bianca

Saturday 31st of March 2018

Never heard of this before. Love the added walnuts and mushrooms, so different. Saving this for later in the week.

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