Pasta With Gorgonzola and Walnut Sauce Recipe

Prosciutto, walnut puree, gorgonzola, and sparkling wine create the most delicious sauce for the pasta.


Pasta With Gorgonzola and Walnut Sauce Recipe

How To Make Pasta With Gorgonzola and Walnut Sauce

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 40 mins
Serves:

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp salt , optional
  • ¾ cup walnut , halves or pieces
  • ½ cup heavy cream, warmed
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 4 oz prosciutto , or ham, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, thickly sliced
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup sparkling wine , or champagne
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper, freshly ground
  • ½ cup Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • 1 tbsp fresh Italian parsley, chopped
  • 1 lb pasta, conchiglie, farfalle, fusilli or penne rigate

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water (with the 1 tsp of salt added if desired) to a boil over high heat. Purée 1/2 cup of the walnuts and the cream in a food processor or blender until smooth. Set aside the remaining walnuts.

  2. In a large sauté pan, melt the butter with the olive oil over medium heat until bubbling. For about 6-8 minutes, sauté the onion, prosciutto, garlic and red pepper flakes. Stir until the onion is tender and the prosciutto begins to brown.

  3. Deglaze the pan with wine. Swirl it around to dislodge any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Continue cooking to reduce liquid by half. Stir in the stock, walnut purée, and 1/2 tsp salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then simmer to a sauce-like consistency for up to 12 minutes.

  4. Melt the Gorgonzola and Parmesan cheese in the sauce. Cook pasta in the boiling water according to package directions. Drain and return to the pot.

  5. Pour the sauce over the pasta and simmer over low heat, stirring constantly until the pasta is well coated, for about 3 minutes. Turn the pasta out onto a warm serving dish, sprinkle with parsley and remaining 1/4 cup walnuts, and serve.

Nutrition

  • Sugar: 4g
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  • Calcium: 117mg
  • Calories: 522kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 49g
  • Cholesterol: 46mg
  • Fat: 29g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 325mg
  • Protein: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 10g
  • Sodium: 1317mg
  • Vitamin A: 446IU
  • Vitamin C: 3mg
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