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Gorgonzola Pasta

A really simple, yet decadent pasta dish made with easy gorgonzola cream sauce, all topped off with fresh parsley and crunchy toasted walnuts.
We’re using an easy shortcut for a lovely creamy sauce.
This really is rich, comforting bowl food, and it’s ready in 15 minutes
!

Gorgonzola pasta in a stone bowl on a wooden table. Pieces of bread in the bowl and in the background.

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Are you a blue cheese lover?
I’ve got to admit, I’m not. So when started getting lots of requests for Gorgonzola pasta on our YouTube channel, I put it off for a while.

Chris however, does like a bit of blue cheese every now and then, so he finally talked me into it.
And I’m surprised to say I ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! It doesn’t taste like moldy horrible blue cheese at all!
Some kind of miracle happens in the pan which results in a beautifully rich, creamy sauce that coats the pasta perfectly.

I got Chris to taste test during the recipe testing stage, so I could do my taste test on camera for our YouTube video. I was totally ready to confess I didn’t like it, so I was utterly surprised that it’s so good. I’m a convert. Check out the video to see my reaction!

πŸ“‹ What do we need?

Labelled ingredients for making gorgonzola pasta on a wooden board.

πŸ§€ Types of Gorgonzola

There are two main types of Gorgonzola:
Gorgonzola Dolce – also know as sweet Gorgonzola and Gorgonzola Piccante – which is a more aged, stronger version.
Gorgonzola Dolce is best for this recipe to give that lovely creaminess. However, you can use Piccante if you like it with a little more pungent stronger taste.

πŸ”ͺ Watch how to make it

Full recipe with detailed steps in the recipe card at the end of this post.

This is a very simple recipe, where the sauce is made whilst the pasta is cooking.
Simply soften some finely chopped shallot in a pan with a little butter. Add in minced garlic, then double (heavy) cream, plus chopped-up gorgonzola, grated parmesan, salt, and pepper. I also like to add in some freshly chopped parsley.

Give it a stir together, then add in the cooked, drained pasta, along with a splash of the pasta cooking water, and stir again until the sauce coats the pasta.

Close up of gorgonzola pasta in a pan.

πŸ‘©β€πŸ³PRO TIP Save a little of the starchy water from cooking the pasta so you can add it in if you want to loosen up the sauce a little. The starch in the water ensures the sauce will still be lovely and creamy and will help the sauce to cling to the pasta.

Serve it with a little extra parsley, some black pepper, and a sprinkling of toasted walnuts. Perfection!

Overhead image of gorgonzola pasta in a stone bowl on a wooden table. There is a chunk of bread in the bowl with the pasta.

🍽️ What can I serve with Gorgonzola sauce?

This rich and creamy Gorgonzola sauce doesn’t just have to be served with penne you can serve it with:


Is the bread a little too much? Carb on carb is my favourite, so I’m totally for it πŸ˜‹

Stone bowl filled with gorgonzola penne pasta on a wooden table against a light grey background.

Modifications:

I think this dish works great as a full meal in its own right, however, if you fancy a change, I think it would be great with the addition of crispy bacon lardons/pancetta, fresh peas, lightly steamed asparagus, or softened buttered leeks.


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Square image of gorgonzola pasta in a light grey bowl on a wooden table. There is a piece of torn bread in the bowl with the pasta.

Gorgonzola Pasta

A really simple pasta dish made with easy gorgonzola cream sauce. Rich, comforting bowl food, ready in 15 minutes.

5 from 2 votes

Cook Time 15 mins

Prep time (concurrent with cooking time) 5 mins

Total Time 15 mins

Course Dinner

Cuisine Italian

Servings 4

Calories 719 kcal

Ingredients 

INSTRUCTIONS 

  • Cook the pasta in boiling water as per the cooking instructions, until al dente.

  • Melt the butter in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the chopped shallot and fry for 3-4 minutes, until softened.

  • Add the minced garlic and cook for a further 1 minute.

  • Add cream, Gorgonzola cheese, Parmesan, parsley, salt and pepper and stir until the Gorgonzola melts.

  • By this time the pasta should be ready. Drain the pasta in a colander over the sink, reserving Β½ cup of the cooking water.

  • Add the pasta to the pan with the cream sauce and stir together. Add in a splash of the pasta cooking water (or more) if you want to loosen up the sauce at all.

  • Divide the pasta between plates. Top with Parmesan, black pepper, fresh parsley and toasted walnuts, then serve.

✎ Notes

Nutritional information is per serving (this recipe serves 4).

Nutrition

Calories: 719kcalCarbohydrates: 79gProtein: 23gFat: 35gSaturated Fat: 19gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 93mgSodium: 640mgPotassium: 411mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1339IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 270mgIron: 2mg

Keywords creamy pasta, pasta, Quick and Easy

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