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As with a lot of Italian cooking, and I suppose this saying goes for all cooking really, the simpler, the better. The marriage of blue cheese and rocket is a match made in heaven. It's best to try and use the Italian cheeses, as this really makes the dish authentic. I had a version of all these flavours together in Florence last year, which blew me away; they are fantastic. Just use a bag of rocket. They can be found in supermarkets these days and the semi-dried pasta that cooks in 3 minutes. Watercress can also be used if you cannot find rocket.
Servings 2
Calories 637 kcal
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Total Time14 mins

Ingredients
 

  • 175 g semi dried ready to cook Penne or Rigatoni pasta
  • 100 g Gorgonzola or Dolcellatte cheese (Stilton works well also)
  • 100 g Rocket, chopped roughly
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, you may need more its really up to you
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, freshly milled

Instructions
 

  • Place a pan of water on the stove and bring to a boil.
  • Add salt and reboil, and then drop in the ready cook Penne. They will only need to be cooked for three minutes but check the packet instructions.
  • Meanwhile, cut the cheese into small pieces, not too small, or you will lose the lovely effect of melting chunks in the finished pasta.
  • Once the pasta is cooked, strain well and return to the pan. Add the olive oil and toss well.
  • Add the cheese, rocket and season well with salt and pepper and toss again.
  • Spoon into 2 large bowls and drizzle over a little olive oil, and that's it.
  • Serve with a large glass of chilled Pinot Grigio and a chunk of warm Focaccia bread.
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Nutrition Facts
My Favourite Quick Pasta Dish
Amount per Serving
Calories
637
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
30
g
46
%
Saturated Fat
 
12
g
75
%
Cholesterol
 
38
mg
13
%
Sodium
 
717
mg
31
%
Potassium
 
508
mg
15
%
Carbohydrates
 
68
g
23
%
Fiber
 
4
g
17
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
23
g
46
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course Pasta
Cuisine Italian
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