Pasta with Blue Cheese Sauce

Pasta with Blue Cheese Sauce myfavouritepastime.comI wanted to eat pasta with a blue cheese sauce but I didn’t want an over the top recipe with too much cream or cheese. This sauce is mild, tasty and with a hint of blue cheese. If you want more cheese or cream, please go ahead. I hope you enjoy it!

Pasta with Blue Cheese Sauce myfavouritepastime.com

Pasta with Blue Cheese Sauce myfavouritepastime.comIn the same pan, sauté the mushrooms and onions using the remaining butter or olive oil for about 5 minutes.

Pasta with Blue Cheese Sauce myfavouritepastime.comSimmer uncovered for 20-30 minutes until reduced to half. Season with pepper, and salt, if necessary.

Pasta with Blue Cheese Sauce myfavouritepastime.comMeanwhile, arrange broccoli on a plate, cover and cook in the microwave for about 2 minutes. Don’t over cook it, it should have a crunch.

Pasta with Blue Cheese Sauce myfavouritepastime.comAdd the broccoli and chicken to the sauce. Heat until piping hot. Add freshly grated Parmigiano reggiano and crumble the blue cheese on top.

Pasta with Blue Cheese Sauce myfavouritepastime.comStir to mix in the cheeses.

Pasta with Blue Cheese Sauce myfavouritepastime.comServe the sauce with some pasta.

Pasta with Blue Cheese Sauce

Preparation time: 10 minutes; Cooking time: 50 minutes; Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 3-4 tablespoons butter or olive oil or a mix of both
  • 500g (1 Ib) boneless, skinless chicken cut into cubes
  • 125g (½ Ib, 5oz) finely chopped button mushrooms
  • I small red onion finely chopped
  • 2 level tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 125ml (½ cup) good quality white wine
  • 375ml (1½ cups) good quality chicken stock (homemade is better)
  • 250ml (1 cup) 35% cream (whipping cream)
  • Freshly grated Parmigiano reggiano cheese
  • 50-100g (3-4 oz) blue cheese (you can vary amount to suit your palate)
  • 350g (12oz) Pasta

Instructions

  1. Season chicken with salt and freshly ground pepper. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan and stir fry chicken over high heat until no longer pink and cooked through. Set aside.
  2. In the same pan, sauté the mushrooms and onions in the remaining butter or olive oil for about 5 minutes. Add the flour and cook for 1 minute. Slowly add the stock while continuously stirring until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Add the wine and cream and stir to combine. Simmer uncovered for 20-30 minutes until reduced to half. Season with pepper, and salt, if necessary.
  4. Meanwhile boil pasta in plenty of salted water until al dente. Drain.
  5. Place broccoli on a plate, cover and cook in the microwave for about 2 minutes. Don’t over cook it. (or add the broccoli to the pasta in the last three minutes of cooking)
  6.  Add the broccoli and chicken to the sauce. Heat until piping hot.
  7. Add freshly grated Parmigiano reggiano and crumble the blue cheese on top. Stir to mix in the cheeses.. Serve the sauce with some pasta.

8 thoughts on “Pasta with Blue Cheese Sauce

  1. Interesting Liz! Must watch which logon my posts are coming from. The one I posted on the apple cake showed it came from the one I transferred it to, so please ignore that. I really enjoy pasta dishes that don’t have too much sauce, more the flavour and just a bit of cheese. My preference would be to use a cheese less intense but still, one doesn’t know until they try it do they? Would you make it again this way?

    1. I have been making it every week. Last night we had it too. I love the mild taste of blue cheese. Not too much. And Broccoli is one of my favourite veggies. I even use it for my omelette in the morning. Pleasant week to you!
      Liz

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