Creamy Walnut Pasta Shells

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With a robust sauce, this is a satisfying dish. Try it with gnocchi or gnocchi pasta too.

  • Portion size 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 3/4 cups 10% cream
  • 4 oz blue cheese crumbled
  • 4 oz Stilton cheese crumbled
  • 4 oz gorgonzola cheese crumbled
  • 1 pinch pepper
  • 4 cups (1 l or 12 oz/375 g) shell pasta
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Method

In large skillet, toast walnuts over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 to 7 minutes or until fragrant.

Add butter and thyme; cook for 30 seconds. Add cream, blue cheese and pepper; simmer over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes or until slightly thickened and cheese is melted.

Meanwhile, in large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta for 8 to 10 minutes or until tender but firm; drain well and return to pot. Add sauce; toss to coat. Serve sprinkled with parsley.

Nutritional facts Per serving about

  • Sodium 698 mg
  • Protein 20 g
  • Calories 587.0
  • Total fat 26 g
  • Cholesterol 51 mg
  • Saturated fat 12 g
  • Total carbohydrate 68 g

%RDI

  • Iron 18.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 63.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 21.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 0.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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