Blue cheese pasta

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 4
A great pasta dish that uses up your Christmas storecupboard faves

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal554
  • fat20g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs79g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre4g
  • protein19g
  • salt0.63g
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  • 400g penne pasta
  • 25g butter



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 1 onion, thinly sliced



    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp fresh chopped sage, or 1 tsp dried



    Popular in both Italian and British cookery, sage has long, grey-green leaves with a slightly…

  • 100g Stilton, cubed



    A true glory of British cheese-making that has much controversy about its origins, how it's…

  • handful toasted walnuts, chopped



    Walnuts are one of the most popular and versatile of all nuts. When picked young, they're…


  1. 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.

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Comments (24)

Bookcase101's picture

This is my go to comfort pasta dish now. I love it and it's quick and easy to make.

laurenoshea's picture

I loved this !! Right up my street. Walnuts delish but pine nuts would also be good. I added crispily cooked pancetta & seasoned everything well. Super simple & very delicious ! Just make sure you season.

hlnharrison's picture

Made this to serve two so halved but used more cheese - 75g instead of 50g. I don't like walnuts so used pine nuts. The cheese makes an amazing and really easy sauce. It was so tasty. I shall definitely make this again.

Pollyonion's picture

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

Pollyonion's picture

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

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

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

Forgot to give star rating

eatingforpleasure's picture

Did this without walnut, onions and sage. Instead used lardons Half fat Creme Fraiche, and St cheese Yumdiddlydicious!!!!!!!!!

pioneer_to_the_falls's picture

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

chefdicko's picture

a added meatballs to it and a dash of single cream, was very nice

hlnharrison's picture

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

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

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

paulnlondon's picture

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

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

really really nice - lovely flavours. will definitely have a go with bacon next time.

Fartichoke's picture

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.


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