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A plate of creamy blue cheese pasta.

Creamy Blue Cheese Pasta Recipe with Lemon and Walnuts

I'm officially obsessed with this quick and easy Blue Cheese Pasta recipe. It's creamy, and vibrant, and super flavourful. A perfectly indulgent dinner for one.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 1 person
Calories 922 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 100 grams dried pasta
  • 60 grams blue cheese
  • 35 grams walnuts
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • .5 teaspoon dried chili flakes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pinch salt (for the pasta water)

Instructions
 

  • Fill a medium-sized pot with water and bring it to a boil. Add a pinch of salt to the water - but not too much as blue cheese tends to be salty.
  • Add the pasta to the water. You can use any shape you like, but I prefer a short pasta shape like bowties or corkscrews. (Or Cascatelli if you can find it!)
  • While the pasta cooks, mince the garlic, chop the walnuts, zest the lemon and cut the lemon in half.
  • Drain the pasta, remembering to keep the pasta water. We'll be using that in a minute.
  • In a frying pan over medium heat, add the olive oil and the walnuts. Stir the walnuts around in the olive oil for approximately 1 minute until they start to smell a bit nutty. Add the garlic, lemon zest, and dried chili flakes.
  • Immediately add the pasta and the blue cheese to the pan, along with a splash of the pasta cooking water. Continue to stir and break up the blue cheese so it melts into the pasta water and forms a sauce.
  • Continue to cook the pasta in the sauce until the sauce clings nicely to the pasta.
  • Pour the pasta into your favourite bowl and squeeze the lemon over the top. Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 922kcalCarbohydrates: 82.5gProtein: 34.4gFat: 54gSaturated Fat: 14.6gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 1000mgPotassium: 401mgFiber: 6.2gSugar: 3.2gCalcium: 351mgIron: 1mg
Keyword pasta, vegetarian
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