Recipe: Gorgonzola and walnuts pasta with marjoram

Pasta with aromatic herbs
February 26, 2011

MarjoramI love to use fresh aromatic herbs but let's admit it: it's winter, and it's time to use all those herbs harvested and stored during summer.
I have a lot of dried marjoram, and I can't think of another aromatic herb for walnuts recipes, as I told you in the post Walnuts Pasta with Marjoram.
This one adds the tasty gorgonzola: if you can't find it, use some blue cheese instead.

Gorgonzola andwalnuts pasta with marjoram

Gorgonzola and walnuts pasta with marjoram

Serves two:
170g mezze penne rigate (or another short pasta)
60g walnuts kernels
70g gorgonzola
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
100ml milk
2 tbsp grated parmesan
1 tsp marjoram

Mince coarsely the walnuts.
Melt the butter in a frying pan. Add the minced walnuts and mix well.
Meanwhile, bring a pot of salted water to a boil, add pasta and cook until al dente.
Sprinkle the walnuts with the flour and add the milk. Let thickens, then add the cubed gorgonzola.
Cook a few minutes, then add the grated parmesan and marjoram.
Drain well the pasta and season with the walnuts and gorgonzola sauce.

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Author: Ruth (URL)

I love the dish, so creamy and soothing. Thanks for sharing with the big Presto Pasta Night birthday bash. You re first in!

Author: Krista (URL)

This looks great, what an interesting idea to put nuts in your pasta! It s a great tip for a vegetarian like me always looking for protein.

Author: Claudia (URL)

Walnuts and the various blue cheeses were made for each other, creamy and delicious. I have some Stilton Blue, so what am I waiting for?

Author: Graziana

My mother in law gives me tons of walnuts from her tree every year, and I love them in pies and pasta recipes. Claudia, let me know about your Stilton Blue and walnuts pasta!

Author: Gueseppi

Try pistachio s instead!

Author: Graziana

Maybe pistachio is too delicate for blue cheeses, but I have to try it...

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