Egg Noodles with Walnuts and Basil

We like to call this traditional Cretan dish “Surprise Noodles” because you’ll be surprised by how simple, yet flavor-packed it is. This egg noodle is served with a typical tomato wine sauce, with an added boost of chopped walnuts, making this dish special. You’ll love the combination of textures and flavors: crunchy bits of walnut, slippery noodles, a mellow wine sauce and bright, fresh basil flavor. Parmesan adds an umami element to this dish. When you are craving comfort food, enjoy a hearty bowl of Egg Noodles with Walnuts and Basil.

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Mediterranean Diet Recipes: Egg Noodles with Basil and Walnuts

Egg Noodles with Walnuts and Basil

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Servings 6
Calories 564 kcal


  • 1 pound egg noodles, dry
  • 4 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, grated
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 pound fresh tomatoes, cubed
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. fresh basil, chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp tomato paste
  • Parmesan cheese, to taste (optional)


  • Sauté onions in 2 tablespoons oil for 5 minutes.
  • Add the wine, garlic, and tomatoes. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Add the walnuts, basil, salt, pepper, sugar, and tomato paste. Simmer for 10 minutes or until thick.
  • Cook egg noodles according to directions on package. Strain noodles and add 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add sauce and toss. Serve with freshly grated parmesan cheese.


Calories: 564kcalCarbohydrates: 63gProtein: 15gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: