Blue cheese pasta

Blue cheese pasta

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Cooking time

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A great pasta dish that uses up your Christmas storecupboard faves

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
554
protein
19g
carbs
79g
fat
20g
saturates
10g
fibre
4g
sugar
4g
salt
0.63g

Ingredients

  • 400g penne pasta
  • 25g butter
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped sage, or 1 tsp dried
  • 100g Stilton, cubed
  • handful toasted walnuts, chopped

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Method

Boil the pasta according to pack instructions. In a saucepan, melt the butter, then gently fry the onion until golden. Add the garlic and sage, fry for a further 2 mins, then remove the pan from the heat. Drain the pasta and reserve some cooking water. Stir through the buttery onions, stilton and 2 tbsp cooking water, then sprinkle with the toasted walnuts to serve.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2006

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Pollyonion's picture
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Made this for tea this evening, was really tasty and quite light. Nice, will definitely make this again.

Pollyonion's picture
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Made this for a light tea for 2 so halved the ingredients. This was a lovely tea, very tasty and surprisingly filling. Will definitely make again.

spicelover's picture
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Really loved this recipe, but, used lots more stilton than suggested :o) - We didn't have walnuts and felt it needed them (or something else - ie Bacon) Really quick and easy.

susannahg's picture
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I made this for one person so reduced the amounts above - still tasted a bit too buttery/oily for my liking (may be because I have been on a fat free diet for a while) but the onion and sage are beautiful together as were the walnuts. May play with these ingredients and add lemon as one person suggested.

eatingforpleasure's picture
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Forgot to give star rating

eatingforpleasure's picture
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Did this without walnut, onions and sage. Instead used lardons Half fat Creme Fraiche, and St Agur.blue cheese Yumdiddlydicious!!!!!!!!!

pioneer_to_the_falls's picture
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Was very yummy and quick and easy to make. Also an ideal way to use up leftover cheese.

chefdicko's picture
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a added meatballs to it and a dash of single cream, was very nice

hlnharrison's picture
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This is so simple and delicious. I made it after Christmas and added a little leftover cream. Will definitely make this again.

gregtheegg's picture
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Really nice this. What I tend to go for is one finely chopped onion, some St. Agur(really creamy, yet strong blue), pine/walnuts, some penne, dollop of single cream and bacon. Really handy as a quick dinner or a salad for a party

catcrazywoman's picture
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Quick, easy and very good. Used roquefort instead of stilton and added cooked chopped pancetta.

paulnlondon's picture
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Loved this dish! - I didn't deviate from the main recipe. It is an amazingly savoury perfect supper dish - in moments. I fear it could be habit forming (but walnuts *are* a super-food, aren't they????)

juliecw's picture
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Made exactly to recipe and thought it was really quick and easy to make, and very tasty. The other suggestions sounded good too and will try one of those next time.
Also thought that some dried mushrooms would make a nice addition.

vickivale's picture
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really really nice - lovely flavours. will definitely have a go with bacon next time.

emmataylor's picture
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I made this with bacon instead of walnuts, some shredded cabbage, and some creme fraiche, which made it a really substantial supper. And I added lemon zest as suggested. Really nice.

kerriblack1's picture

Delicious and so easy to make, the second time I made it I substituted the walnuts for crispy smoked bacon and added some parmesan shavings to finish the dish nicely.

cjraway's picture

We tried the variation with bacon and used a white stilton with blueberries - it was great. The cheese melted really nicely into a sauce. Would definitely make again.

euphorbia's picture
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so simple, yet very yummy.

linzimarydoc1's picture
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Try for dinner tonight. I like Susie's suggested additions too. LMR in NZ

susannekaluza's picture
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This was a great wintery pasta, but to make it more substantial I added roasted aubergines and mushrooms. I used Gorgonzola and added three tbs single cream. To make it a bit fresher I zested half a lemon over right before serving and added lots of ground pepper.

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