Quick spaghetti with blue cheese and walnuts

    22 mins

    Rich, creamy and absolutely delicious, this dish is a no-hassle treat for any day of the week.

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    Serves: 4 

    • ⅔ cup walnut pieces
    • 300g spaghetti
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 100g blue cheese
    • 2 tablespoons cream

    Prep:5min  ›  Cook:17min  ›  Ready in:22min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Spread the walnuts on a baking tray and bake for 5 minutes until lightly browned. Remove them from the oven and leave to cool, then crush coarsely.
    2. Cook the pasta in a large saucepan of lightly salted boiling water for 10–12 minutes, or according to the packet instructions, until al dente.
    3. Meanwhile, crumble the cheese into a saucepan. Add the cream, mix well, and heat gently for 2–3 minutes, stirring constantly, without letting it boil.
    4. Drain the pasta, setting aside 1½ tablespoons of the cooking water. Tip the pasta into a heated serving dish. Add the reserved cooking water to the blue cheese mixture. Scoop this sauce over the pasta and stir until incorporated. Add the nuts, grind over some pepper and serve at once.

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    This is a great pasta dish that, IMHO, doesn't need the cream. With the blue cheese, the cooking water, the walnuts and a good half-bunch of chopped rocket stirred through..it tastes amazing!  -  18 Aug 2009  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)