White Wine Sauce for Pasta – Perfect for Seafood and Chicken Pasta Dishes

LAST UPDATED: Jun 15, 2019 | PUBLISHED: Apr 17, 2013 | By: Julie Blanner
Easy White Wine Sauce for pasta, seafood and chicken dishes. It’s light and refreshing for spring, summer and fall!
 
 
 
Easy white wine sauce for pasta - perfect for adding chicken or seafood
 
I can’t resist lightening up our meals once it warms up outside. While pasta is a staple in our house, my sauces change seasonally. This simple white wine sauce is a favorite base for shrimp, scallops, chicken, mushrooms, veggies and other summer favorites. It’s also fast and easy to prepare, making it a great weeknight dinner. For the girls, this is an upgrade from the coveted buttered noodles. It’s full of flavor, but light on calories so I can get my pasta fix without the guilt.
 
Easy white wine sauce for pasta - perfect for adding chicken or seafood
 
You can watch the video above to see how quick and easy my white wine sauce is to make. As much as I enjoy cooking, I prefer to spend my time soaking up a little sunshine and fresh air while watching the girls play than making dinner.
 
If you don’t drink white wine and therefore don’t want to purchase a bottle to make this dish, I have found that white cooking wine {found in the salad dressing/vinegar area of your grocery store} works equally as well. However, I like to give myself an excuse to have a glass or two, so I almost always use a Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay.
 
Easy white wine pasta sauce for pasta - perfect for adding chicken or seafood
 
You’ll also love my lemon basil pasta, another light and easy dish that’s just as pretty as it is delicious. You can find my complete recipe index here!
 
PS you can find my favorite wine glasses here – you won’t believe how inexpensive they are!

How to make white wine sauce {that goes with everything!}

 
Easy white wine pasta sauce for pasta - perfect for adding chicken or seafood

White Wine Sauce

Easy White Wine Sauce for pasta, seafood and chicken dishes. It’s light and refreshing for spring, summer and fall!
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Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 6 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 747kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb pasta
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 c olive oil
  • 5 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper fresh ground
  • 1/2 c white wine
  • 1/2 c parsley for garnishing
  • 1/2 c parmesan fresh grated

Instructions

  • In large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium. Add garlic, red pepper and sauté until golden {about a minute}.
  • Add salt, pepper, wine and butter.
  • Stir 2 minutes, remove from heat and toss with pasta.
  • Garnish with parsley and generously add fresh parmesan.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 747kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 925mg | Potassium: 327mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1245IU | Vitamin C: 10.4mg | Calcium: 192mg | Iron: 2.2mg
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