Thursday, 19 July 2012

Blue Cheese Pasta

I love a nice big dish of pasta, especially if it is quick and simple to make. I'm going to apologise for the lack of photography on this post but I haven't made this for a while, I'm just sharing one of my favourite easy pasta dishes with you.

I took inspiration for this from a BBC recipe ages ago. The original recipe didn't really have enough substance for me so I thought I would experiment a tiny bit and I was pleased with the outcome, although the first time I made it I used too much cream (if that is possible!) and have adjusted the amounts here to what I think is a better amount! 

I use Gorgonzola cheese but you could use any blue cheese you like.  I also use fusilli but penne, spaghetti etc would obviously go just as well. Recipe serves two.

Blue Cheese Pasta


8 slices unsmoked streaky bacon, cut into thing strips
1 red onion, diced
200g sliced mushrooms
200ml double cream
125g blue cheese 
200g pasta, cooked 


Fry the bacon in a saucepan for two minutes until crisp. Add the onion and saute for two minutes until softening and then add the mushrooms. Cook for a couple of minutes until the mushrooms start to go soft.

Add the double cream and cook for another two minutes before adding the cheese to the sauce to melt. When the cheese is melted, mix in the pasta and serve!

Very simple! It makes a perfect evening meal after a long day a work, especially with a nice chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc! This is lovely served with some rustic garlic bread and a green salad.

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