This week for Thirty Minute Thursdays, cooking our way through Giuliano Hazan's Thirty Minute Pasta book with Glennis and whoever else wants to join us, I made Fettuccine al Gorgonzola (Fettuccine with Gorgonzola), on page 50.
Some of these pastas look a lot alike, but they taste completely different from one another. The Gorgonzola cheese with this pasta packs a great flavor punch: blue cheese, cream, and butter...sinful, absolutely and delightfully sinful. The great thing about it is that you can't eat very much of it as it is so rich in flavor and texture, so if you are being mindful of calories/cholesterol, etc. that's a plus. One can have an just a very small portion and be perfectly satisfied.
Ingredients: Gorgonzola cheese, whole milk, cream, butter, salt, fettuccine, and Parmigiano-Reggiano. The whole thing comes together very quickly in the time it takes to boil the pasta. I would definitely make this one again. The recipe says it serves four, but you could easily do 8-10 with this as a side dish, seriously.
If you like the looks and sounds of it, buy the book as I am a believer in encouraging people to support the authors who put together these fabulous books by buying a copy, so you won't find the recipes posted from this book here. (Buy it, the recipes are easy, the ingredients are easy to locate, it's not pricey, and there are photos of almost all the recipes.)