Pasta with Mushrooms and Gorgonzola Cheese Sauce

by Erica Dinho on May 18, 2010

Pasta with Mushrooms and Blue Cheese

If you are a regular reader, you know that my American husband is a vegetarian* and I am a Colombian girl who loves all kinds of meats ;-) So, every day I have to think about a dish that we all can eat and be a happy family. That is how this Pasta with Mushrooms and Gorgonzola Cheese was born. Simple and delicious dish!

Perfect for a weeknight dinner with bread and a salad on the side.

* Actually, I learned that Gorgonzola is not a vegetarian cheese.  See comments below on May 24th. Sorry for my ignorance and I meant no offense.

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Ingredients

(6 Servings)

  • 1 pound pasta
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup chopped onions
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 8 oz baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • 1 1/4 cup gorgonzola cheese, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley

Mushrooms

Directions

  1. Cook pasta in boiling salted water until al dente. Drain well and keep warm.
  2. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and cook for 5 minutes or until soft, stirring occasionally. Add onions, garlic, salt, pepper and thyme. Cook 4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the chicken stock, heavy cream, increase the heat to high and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer until thick, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon about 5 minutes.
  4. Add 1 cup of gorgonzola cheese and 1 tablespoon of parsley. Stir well and adjust the seasoning to taste.
  5. Add the pasta to the mushroom sauce, stirring well, and cook until the pasta is heated through, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and sprinkle with remaining gorgonzola cheese and parsley. Serve immediately.
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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lyndsey May 18, 2010 at 8:57 AM

Yum! Simple and delicious! You can’t beat that. I want some right now. I love all your recipes!

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2 Sarah Naveen May 18, 2010 at 8:57 AM

nice and simple recipe..looks awesome

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3 Tangled Noodle May 18, 2010 at 9:17 AM

This dish is the secret to a happy marriage: I love cream sauce pasta and my husband loves mushrooms and gorgonzola. So everyone is happy and sated! 8-D

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4 Kim May 18, 2010 at 10:40 AM

I bet this is a meal that everyone loves. It looks so hearty and delicious and you can just tell that it is packed with flavor.

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5 Rachana Kothari May 18, 2010 at 11:31 AM

Yumm! Nothing like simple and delicious recipe…

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6 Baking is my Zen May 18, 2010 at 12:43 PM

Very good! All ingredients are fabulous!

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7 Simply Life May 18, 2010 at 3:36 PM

I love gorgonzola and never think to put it on pasta- great idea!

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8 Ivy May 18, 2010 at 4:01 PM

Love this dish with all my favourite ingredients.

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9 grace May 18, 2010 at 4:10 PM

that sauce is oh-so-creamy! i’ve only recently come to enjoy gorgonzola, so i’m making up for lost time and eating it in every way. using it in some pasta sauce is a great idea!

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10 Renee May 18, 2010 at 5:00 PM

Sounds sinfully wonderful and simple to prepare! Will try ASAP

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11 Faith May 18, 2010 at 5:26 PM

My hubby and I have very different tastes too — but we would both love this pasta! The flavors sound incredible together!

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12 Joy May 18, 2010 at 7:47 PM

Lucky husband! Luscious dish!

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13 tasteofbeirut May 18, 2010 at 9:04 PM

Erica

This must be challenging for you who likes meat! In any case this pasta is delicious, love that cheese!

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14 rebecca subbiah May 18, 2010 at 11:11 PM

oh this looks amazing wow must be hard with veggie hubby for you

thats like me when my mum in law comes to visit!

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15 Anna May 19, 2010 at 12:57 AM

We love meat me and my hubby, but since we moved to LA we are eating less and less meat, don’t really know why… I guess it is the weather. Your pasta looks delicious, and the mushrooms make it meaty.

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16 MaryMoh May 19, 2010 at 5:00 AM

Simple and delicous. Would make a lovely lunch for me :D

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17 Lori May 19, 2010 at 8:20 AM

This sounds so great. I am a huge fan of Gorgonzola. I bet its strong flavor goes so well in this dish.

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18 norma May 19, 2010 at 8:38 AM

Great combination. I will keep this for my veggie clients. Thanks

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19 Erica May 19, 2010 at 9:11 AM

Thank you everyone for all your wonderful comments!

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20 Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen May 19, 2010 at 11:45 AM

This is a delicious looking meal! Even for meat lovers like us! Your husband is lucky! :)

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21 Muneeba May 20, 2010 at 12:10 AM

Gosh, I love this!!! Adore gorgonzola, especially in pasta … nummy :)

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22 Karen May 20, 2010 at 3:05 PM

I love using lots of mushrooms in a meatless pasta dinner. The gorgonzola sauce looks really good with this!

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23 Julianne May 24, 2010 at 8:27 AM

According to the UK’s Vegetarian Society (it’s mentioned in the Summer 2010 edition of their members’ magazine), Gorgonzola cheese (along with Parmesan) is never suitable for vegetarians. Therefore, while this dish is meat-free it shouldn’t really be categorised as vegetarian.

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24 Alan May 24, 2010 at 11:06 AM

@Julianne,

Hi & thank you! I am Erica’s vegetarian husband & this is the first that I’ve heard of certain cheeses not being vegetarian. Well, I quickly found the article to which you referenced & viola …no more Parmesan & Gorgonzola for me! I am grateful & a bit sad as I love those cheeses but I needed to know!

I will tell Erica to adjust her post to reflect this new info. Thanks again Julianne & I know Erica meant no offense.

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25 Kimberly Cunningham July 30, 2010 at 2:51 PM

curious about the Gorgonzola, we get it without animal enzymes in it.

OK, now this looks great however…chicken stock?? I am assuming I can sub a veggie stock or tomato juice maybe?

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26 Erica July 30, 2010 at 5:22 PM

Kimberly- I used vegetable stock in mine!

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27 Alana February 17, 2013 at 2:05 PM

Actually, it depends on whether the cheese is made with rennet (or gelatin in the case of some cottage cheeses for example). Some gorgonzolas are vegetarian. cheese.joyousliving. lists vegetarian cheeses by type and brand.

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28 Mary January 26, 2014 at 7:38 PM

We were looking for a quick meal utilizing what we had in the fridge. had to substituted feta cheese, but it was stilly delicious…will make this again. thanks!

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