Rotelle with Walnut Gorgonzola Sauce

9
Total Time
28 min
Prep
8 min
Cook
20 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Walnuts and Gorgonzola cheese were a winning combination in the popular bistro salads of the nineties, and they work brilliantly in this hearty pasta dish.

Ingredients

uncooked pasta

4 oz, Rotelle

part-skim ricotta cheese

½ cup(s)

reduced-sodium chicken broth

¼ cup(s)

lemon zest

1 tsp, grated

chopped walnuts

½ cup(s)

gorgonzola cheese

1 oz, crumbled

fresh parsley

2 Tbsp, flat-leaf, chopped

Instructions

  1. Cook the rotelle according to package directions. Drain and place in a warmed serving bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the ricotta, broth, and lemon zest in a medium bowl; mix until smooth. Spoon over the rotelle, then add the walnuts, Gorgonzola cheese, and parsley; toss to coat. Serve hot or at room temperature. Yields 1 cup per serving.

Notes

We’ve chosen rotelle, a stubby, spiral-shaped pasta, because its twists capture and hold bits of cheese and nuts. But any ridged, chunky pasta, such as cavatappi or rigatoni, will also do nicely. To make this dish ahead of time, just cover and refrigerate for up to a day. However, it doesn’t reheat well; instead, take it out of the refrigerator about 30 minutes before serving time and enjoy it at room temperature. Do not freeze.

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