I'm currently dying. Well, okay, not dying, but very, very uncomfortable - right now, I'm sick, with a cough so bad that it makes me feel like my ribs are breaking with each fit. But I still have to eat, right (and um, Mark does, too)? Luckily, I found this quick and delicious dish from allrecipes. And man, talk about easy - I'm not sure you can get much easier than this. This vegetarian dish is worth putting in your weekday dinner line-up.
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List of ingredients for the pasta:
9 ounces whole wheat penne pasta
2 tbsp. butter
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1 large pear, peeled and cubed
1/2 cup chopped and toasted walnuts
Fresh ground pepper
First, I cooked the pasta for about 10 minutes (until al dente). While the pasta was going, I toasted the walnuts in a separate pan. I drained the pasta, put it back in the pot, then threw in the cheeses and butter and stirred over medium heat until melted.
Next, I stirred in the cream and heated through. Finally, I added the pears and some freshly ground pepper, and stirred, making sure the pear cubes were covered in the cheesy sauce.
I topped the dish with the toasted walnuts. Mark really loved this dish, and so did I. The sharp and spicy bite of the Gorgonzola cheese is perfectly paired with the sweet pear, and the crunchy walnuts provide a nice textural contrast. I also really liked the nuttiness of the whole wheat pasta (which I typically never use, but Mark is trying to convince me to eat more whole grains). And I LOVE a yummy dish that takes less than 15 minutes to put together (prep included)!