Ready in just 15 minutes, this blue cheese pasta with spinach and walnuts is perfect for those busy days when all you want is a treat. The blue cheese sauce is made lighter with creme fraiche, and the toasted walnuts give this pasta just the right amount of crunchiness.
How good is that – prep time 5 mins, cook time 10 mins, ready to eat in 15 minutes. A lovely taste sensation as long as you like blue cheese, super yum and an ideal dish in these wild, wet times we are currently experiencing. This blue cheese pasta with spinach is one of the easiest pasta dishes I know how to make – actually my wife, Sally makes it and it is an absolute favourite in our family
No milk or cream required – here we go….too easy!!
250 gms pasta – we like using pappardelle, but you can use any pasta you like
20 gms butter
1 medium shallot
200 mls creme fraiche
100 gms approx. baby spinach
80 - 100 gms blue cheese – we use gorgonzola. You can use any creamy blue
Half a cup of parmesan, grated
30 gms walnuts, toasted, plus more for serving
Freshly ground pepper
If you are cooking for two, you can save the leftovers to enjoy the next day but make sure you have also saved some of the pasta water as you will need to add some before heating