Blue Cheese "Gorgonzola" Penne

Blue Cheese "Gorgonzola" Penne

Named for a town outside Milan where it was originally made in the 11th century, «Gorgonzola» (gohr-guhn-ZOH-lah) is a bleu-veined cheese, with a savoury, slightly pungent flavour. It comes in a strong («piccante») aged type and in a creamy («dolce» i.e.«sweet»), less piquant version: make sure you pick the latter for this recipe.

2 servings
Preparation 10 min
Cooking 10 min

450 calories per serving 


Ingredients

160 g gluten free/wheat free penne   2 cups
80 g Gorgonzola cheese, or other creamy blue cheese , coarsely chopped    
1 tbsp whipping cream 35%   15 mL
1 pinch salt [optional]   0.1 g
  ground pepper to taste    

Before you start

Keep the serving dishes in the oven at the lowest setting so they are warm when you serve.

Put a colander in the sink to drain the cooked pasta so that it will be ready when needed.

Method

  1. To save time, the sauce preparation and the pasta cooking can be done at the same time. Start cooking the pasta.
  2. Meanwhile, coarsely cut the cheese into pieces. Put them in a serving bowl and heat 1-2 min in a microwave oven or in a small saucepan on the stove-top about 2 min over very low heat (cheese should be softened, not cooked). Pour in the cream and stir.
  3. Pour the drained pasta into the bowl with the cheese. Add pepper to taste and salt only if needed, since the blue cheese is already rather salty. Mix well and serve in the warmed dishes.

Remarks

If another less creamy blue cheese were to be used instead of Gorgonzola, you may need to add in some milk.

Nutrition Facts Table

Nutrition Facts

per 1 serving (130g)

Amount

% DV*

* DV = Daily Value

Calories

450

Fat

16 g

24 %

Saturated 9 g
+ Trans 0 g

46 %

Cholesterol

40 mg

Sodium

560 mg

24 %

Carbohydrate

60 g

20 %

Fibre

3 g

10 %

Sugars

3 g

Protein

16 g

Vitamin A

10 %

Vitamin C

0 %

Calcium

25 %

Iron

15 %

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Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to:

Vegetables and Fruit: 0 serving
Grain Products: servings
Milk and Alternatives: ¾ serving
Meat and Alternatives: 0 serving

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Claims

Free :
Added Sugar
Source of :
Fibre, Folacin, Iron, Niacin, Pantothenic Acid, Selenium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B2, Zinc
Good source of :
Calcium, Potassium
Excellent source of :
Phosphorus, Vitamin B12

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This recipe is in the following categories: Cheese | Pasta | Main courses/Entrées | Halal | High Calcium | Kosher | Vegetarian | Italian

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