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Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

Gorgonzola Cream Sauce
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 4

Delicious Gorgonzola cream sauce with sauteed mushrooms over pasta. ...MORE+ LESS-

Macheesmo Macheesmo
March 7, 2017

Ingredients

2
cups milk (might need an extra 1/2 cup)
4
oz gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
1
lb dry hand-rolled pasta (such as strozzapreti or cavatelli)
3
tablespoons unsalted butter
4
tablespoons all-purpose flour
1
tablespoon fresh rosemary, diced
1
pinch salt and pepper
3
cups mushrooms, sliced (optional)

Steps

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  • 1
    Cook pasta according to package instructions. Melt butter over medium-high heat in a medium pot. Once melted, add flour and whisk. Cook until flour turns a light brown color, about 5 minutes.
  • 2
    Slowly whisk milk into roux. When all the milk is incorporated it should be thicker, but not completely thickened. Turn heat down to low and simmer until thicker, about another 4-5 minutes. Stir in Gorgonzola and keep warm until needed. Taste for salt and pepper. It might need a pinch of both.
  • 3
    If you're using them, saute sliced mushrooms with a few tablespoons of oil over medium-high heat.
  • 4
    Serve sauce over pasta with mushrooms on top and garnished with fresh rosemary.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
750
Calories from Fat
200
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
34%
Saturated Fat
13g
64%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
860mg
36%
Potassium
390mg
11%
Total Carbohydrate
109g
36%
Dietary Fiber
6g
24%
Sugars
8g
Protein
29g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
25%
25%
Exchanges:
5 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1/2 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
7
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • I'm normally not a huge creamy sauce fan. I find that they are sometimes bland, and then they get all gunky and sticky and kind of detract from the dish. (Not to mention they'll bust any diet you were hoping to maintain.) But sometimes it's worth it to get a bit luxurious. If I'm going to make a cream sauce, I want to make sure that it has some great flavor. And the texture should be just right, not at all gloopy or too thick. It should be a SAUCE, not a BINDER. This Gorgonzola Cream Sauce recipe is one of my favorites at the moment for all of these reasons. It's deceptively simple to make and the flavor is deep, but not too intense. Because it uses milk instead of cream, it's also a bit less rich. There are really only a few ingredients for this dish and the mushrooms are optional. I like it paired with mushrooms but it's perfectly fine on its own, over pasta! If you've never made a roux before, have no fear. It's really easy to do and is pretty much required for any thick sauce that you'll make in the kitchen. It's simply a mixture of butter and flour, cooked together, that thickens anything it touches. Start by melting the butter in a heavy medium-sized pot over medium heat. Once it's melted, whisk in the flour and cook it until the flour turns a light brown color. It should smell slightly nutty. It'll probably take 5 minutes to get there.
  • For different recipes, you might need a roux that's darker or lighter. For this cream sauce, we want to keep the color of the roux pretty light. Next, slowly whisk your milk into the pan. Be careful not to pour the milk in all at once or the flour will form dumplings instead of melt into the sauce. So work slowly and whisk as you go. It should take a minute or so to get all the milk incorporated. The sauce will probably be pretty thin after you add all the milk, but just turn the heat down to low and simmer the sauce for a few minutes. It'll thicken up like a charm. If the sauce turns too thick at any point, you can always add more milk to lighten it up a bit. When it's to the consistency that you want, which should be like a light gravy, go ahead and stir in all your gorgonzola. Stir this together and season with salt and pepper. You can keep this simmering on low until you need it. Just give it a stir occasionally. If you're using mushrooms, sauté them in a tablespoon or two of oil until they are soft. Season them also with some salt and pepper. Once you have all the components ready (just cook pasta according to package), I like to pour the sauce straight over the pasta and then top it with mushrooms. (One thing I learned on my second serving of this delicious stuff: it's also fantastic with a few dashes of hot sauce.) So if you're looking for a way to get out of the alfredo sauce rut, give this sauce a shot. I'll think you'll be happy with it.

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