Savory Chestnut Chocolate Pasta, a savory recipe featuring chocolate pasta made with cocoa. Add a warm chestnut sauce and top with fresh sage and smoked sea salt for a rich and unique new comfort food favorite!
7 ounces (200g) chopped chestnuts, cooked and shelled
1/4 teaspoon flaked sea salt
9 ounces (255g) chocolate pasta
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons sage, thinly chopped
To make chestnut sauce: add 3 tablespoons olive oil, chestnuts and salt to a food processor and pulse until well combined
To make pasta: boil in salted water for 8 minutes or until al dente (about 8 minutes), and then drain
Heat remaining olive oil in large pan over medium high heat and add sliced garlic. Cook until crispy, about three minutes, and then add chestnut sauce and heat until well combined, about 2 minutes more. Add drained chocolate pasta, stirring to combine and heat. Serve with a sprinkle of sea salt and chopped sage.
Notes: Experiment with toppings for this recipe by using different flavored oil. Make a sweet pasta recipe with sweet cream and chocolate shavings.
Prep ahead: Make the chestnut sauce up to four days ahead of time and add to chocolate pasta after cooking
Leftovers and Storage: Store this savory chocolate pasta recipe in an airtight container for up to three day and reheat before serving.
Nutrition notes: This chocolate pasta recipe is on the more indulgent side, so pair with a green salad with a protein for a complete meal. It is high in fiber, plant-based protein, and antioxidants from the cocoa in the chocolate pasta.