Noodles With Walnut-Gorgonzola Sauce

SONY DSCYou’ll love this dish because it’s quick and delicious! You can make the sauce and allow it to simmer gently on low heat while your noodles are cooking. If the sauce thickens a bit, just add a spoonful of pasta water and stir, then serve immediately!

NOODLES WITH WALNUT-GORGONZOLA SAUCE

Level: EASY     
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4 to 6

INGREDIENTS:
1/2  cup shelled walnuts
4 Tblsp. unsalted butter
1 cup heavy cream
3 oz. mild sweet Gorgonzola cheese cut into small pieces
olive oil
salt to taste
11 oz. Grandmas’s Frozen Spaghetti Noodles cooked according to package directions

DIRECTIONS:
Put pot of water on stove and heat to boiling. Begin thawing Grandma’s Frozen Noodles on plate or paper towel according to package directions.  After 15 to 20 minutes separate noodles and place in boiling water.

Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 F.  Scatter walnuts on a lightly oiled baking sheet, place in oven and roast for about 2 minutes until lightly golden. Remove from the oven and gently chop in food processor. Set aside in a small bowl until ready to use.

As noodles are cooking, heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. When butter begins to foam add most of the walnuts and stir once or twice to coat the nuts. Add cream and Gorgonzola and season with salt to taste. Reduce heat to simmer until sauce has a medium-thick consistancy. Stir occasionally for 2 or 3 minutes. Turn off heat.

When noodles are almost done, scoop out and set aside 1/2 cup of cooking water. Drain noodles and put in skillet with the sauce over low heat. Mix until sauce and noodles are combined well. Add reserved cooking water if more moisture is needed to thin sauce and coat the noodles. Adjust seasoning, sprinkle remaining walnuts over the top and serve immediately! DE-licious!!