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Creamy Gorgonzola Bacon Pasta

Katie loves all kinds of cheese, but especially gorgonzola! She loves making a creamy sauce with bacon and pairing it with fun, long fusilli noodles. Gorgonzola is a great introduction to the blue cheese family — it’s relatively mild and pairs really well in pasta dishes!

Tasty Team
Total Time

40 minutes

40 min

Prep Time

15 minutes

15 min

Cook Time

25 minutes

25 min

Creamy Gorgonzola Bacon Pasta
Total Time

40 minutes

40 min

Prep Time

15 minutes

15 min

Cook Time

25 minutes

25 min

Ingredients

for 4 servings

  • 1 lb long fusilli pasta, or any other long pasta
  • 8 oz bacon, chopped
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • ¼ cup red pepper flakes
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 ½ cups gorgonzola cheese
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
  • kosher salt, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 1257
  • Fat 80g
  • Carbs 95g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugar 6g
  • Protein 48g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook according to the package instructions until al dente. Reserve 2 cups of the cooking water, then drain and set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan over medium heat, add the bacon and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5-7 minutes, until crispy. Transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate, leaving the drippings in the pan.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium. Add the shallot, red pepper flakes, and garlic to the drippings in the pan; cook, stirring occasionally, for 3-4 minutes, until softened.
  4. Pour in the wine and scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Simmer for 2-3 minutes, until the liquid has reduced by half.
  5. Add the heavy cream, gorgonzola cheese, and Parmesan cheese. Whisk for about 5 minutes, or until the cheese has melted and the sauce is thickened. Taste the sauce and add salt if needed.
  6. Add the cooked pasta to the sauce. Stir in about ¾ cup reserved cooking water until the pasta is well coated with the sauce. Add more cooking water if the sauce is too thick. Stir in the cooked bacon.
  7. Portion into serving bowls. Garnish with the chives and more Parmesan cheese.
  8. Enjoy!
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Creamy Gorgonzola Bacon Pasta