How to Make Pasta With Gorgonzola Cheese Sauce

by Felicia Gustin

Asparagus and peas make this creamy sauce so delicious! Plus it's fast and easy! A gourmet sauce ready in minutes!

Supplies

  • 1 Cup Gorgonzola cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons Flour
  • ⅓ Cups Cream of mushroom soup
  • ⅓ Cups Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Cooking wine
  • ½ Teaspoons Sage
  • ½ Teaspoons Salt
  • ½ Teaspoons Pepper
  • ½ Teaspoons Garlic powder
  • 1 Cup Asparagus
  • ½ Cups Peas (frozen or fresh)
  • Grated cheese
  • 1 Pounds Pasta
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Gorgonzola cheese, baby! So tasty and a perfect base for our delicious pasta sauce! Crumble it up and set aside.

    Step 2

    First we make a roux - melt butter in a pan.

    Step 3

    Add flour and whisk until it becomes a smooth paste.

    Step 4

    Like this. Now normally you would add milk or cream as your base, but alas, we were out so we searched for a substitute that ended up adding great flavor...

    Step 5

    Condensed cream of mushroom soup! We mixed equal parts soup with water and added that to the roux.

    Step 6

    Not the prettiest color (due to our condensed soup being portobello mushroom) but so flavorful! Add the cooking wine and stir in the crumbled Gorgonzola cheese until it melts into the sauce.

    Step 7

    Add your spices - salt, pepper, garlic powder, and dried sage.

    Step 8

    Meanwhile put a pot of water on to boil for the pasta. Covered, it will come to a boil faster. Be sure to add a couple pinches of salt and a bit of olive oil to the water for added flavor.

    Step 9

    I steamed (in the microwave) some fresh asparagus. Cut into bite-size pieces.

    Step 10

    Then add to the sauce.

    Step 11

    Stir gently.

    Step 12

    I added a handful of frozen peas.

    Step 13

    Once the water is boiling, add the pasta and stir occasionally so it doesn't stick to the pot. I used fusilli for this recipe because it will hold the sauce well and goes with the asparagus size-wise.

    Step 14

    Chop up some fresh parsley...

    Step 15

    ... and add that to the sauce as well.

    Step 16

    When the pasta is done drain out the water.

    Step 17

    Return the pasta to the pot you cooked it in.

    Step 18

    Pour the Gorgonzola sauce over the pasta and stir gently.

    Step 19

    Make sure all the pasta is thoroughly coated with the sauce. Ready to serve!

    Step 20

    Looks delicious! And it is!

    Step 21

    Top with some grated Parmesan cheese and freshly cracked pepper if you like. See how simple that was? A gourmet sauce made in minutes! Enjoy!