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Gorgonzola Pasta with Pine Nuts Recipe

  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 portions 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This gorgonzola and pine nut pasta recipe is a heavenly combination. Combine delicious Italian gorgonzola cheese with penne pasta and fresh herbs. Enhance flavours with shallots and dry white wine. Enjoy with whichever pasta you prefer.


  • 50g (6 tbsp) pine nuts
  • 600g (21oz) pasta
  • 28g (2 tbsp) butter
  • 3 shallots, finely chopped
  • 180ml (½ cup) white wine
  • 180ml (½ cup) vegetable stock
  • 375ml (1½ cups) double / heavy cream
  • 150g (5oz) Gorgonzola cheese
  • 50g (2oz) Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 14g (4 tbsp) parsley, finely chopped
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


  1. Toast the pine nuts by adding them to a hot, dry frying pan and stir continuously until golden brown. Set aside.
  2. Cook the pasta according to package instructions. Drain. Set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large pan over a medium heat. 
  4. Add the shallots and cook for 5 minutes until softened but not browned. 
  5. Pour in the wine and let it sizzle for about 5 minutes or until it has reduced by half. 
  6. Stir in the stock and cream and let it bubble for 2 minutes. 
  7. Break the Gorgonzola up into smaller pieces and drop it in the creamy sauce. Stir until the cheese has melted. 
  8. Stir in the parmesan. Let the sauce bubble for 3 minutes.
  9. Tip the cooked pasta into the pan and mix until the pasta is completely covered in sauce. 
  10. Sprinkle with parsley and season to taste. Serve immediately with a green salad and bread. Enjoy!


  • You can use any type of pasta you prefer - penne, tortellini, tagliatelle, spaghetti, fettuccini - you name it!
  • Feel free to experiment with other types of blue cheese to make the sauce, be it stilton, roquefort, or cambozola. 
  • If you don’t like pine nuts or can’t get hold of them, walnuts make an excellent alternative. For extra crunch, you can toast them too before cooking starts.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Simmer
  • Cuisine: Italian

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