Gorgonzola Pasta with Pears

    25 minutes

    Pasta with fruit? It sounds unusual but this is a delicious combination of the unique flavour of gorgonzola cheese and the sweetness of fresh pears.

    60 people made this

    Serves: 2 

    • 280g penne pasta
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 3 tablespoons crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
    • 1/2 cup thickened cream
    • 1 large pear, peeled and cubed
    • 1/2 cup chopped toasted walnuts
    • 1 pinch ground black pepper to taste

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a rolling boil. Cook the penne in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes; drain.
    2. Return the drained pasta to the pot; stir the butter, Parmesan cheese and Gorgonzola cheese into the pasta and place over medium heat; cook until the cheese is completely melted. Pour the cream into the pasta mixture; stir. Remove from heat and fold the pear into the pasta mixture. Top with walnuts. Season with pepper to serve.

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    This will be a five star recipe with a few changes. It would easily serve three people, and if it was part of a whole meal, probably four. Next time I will make the sauce in the pot before adding the pasta back in, just to make things easier. I think it needs an additional pear, so you get the extra bit of sweetness and more contrast of flavors. I will also add an extra tablespoon each of cream and parmesan, for a little more richness. Very tasty and different; it would definitely impress company.  -  10 Oct 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I loved this! I'm a big fan of anything involving cheese, so it was a pretty sure bet. Still, I was pleased that it was so good. Even my husband, who really doesn't like Gorgonzola, tried it, and he said it wasn't bad. Next time, I'm going to use some softer, juicier pears. I also used pecans instead of walnuts, since I don't like walnuts. Anyway, overall it was wonderful!  -  08 Sep 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Literally the BEST dish I've ever made, to date. EVER. I used Gnocchis for the pasta. Also used only 1 tbsp butter and half & half instead of cream, but didn't miss the extra fat. Otherwise don't change a thing; its PERFECT. Husband was so wary of eating it ..."pears and cheese-that's weird!" but then just about licked his bowl clean. Thanks for sharing this easy, tasty, quick recipe!  -  30 Nov 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)