Gorgonzola Pear Pasta


This pear pasta dish is a delicious combination of the unique flavor of Gorgonzola cheese and the sweetness of fresh pears. Brush the pear cubes with lemon juice to keep them from browning.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 9 ounces penne pasta

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 3 tablespoons crumbled Gorgonzola cheese

  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream

  • 1 large pear, peeled and cubed

  • ½ cup chopped toasted walnuts

  • ground black pepper to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a rolling boil. Cook penne in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, about 11 minutes; drain.

  2. Return drained pasta to the pot; stir butter, Parmesan cheese, and Gorgonzola cheese into pasta and place over medium heat; cook until the cheese is completely melted. Pour cream into pasta mixture; stir. Remove from heat and fold in pear. Top with walnuts. Season with pepper and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

1828 Calories
69g Fat
237g Carbs
74g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 1828
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 69g 88%
Saturated Fat 29g 146%
Cholesterol 147mg 49%
Sodium 712mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 237g 86%
Dietary Fiber 28g 99%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 74g
Vitamin C 5mg 26%
Calcium 389mg 30%
Iron 1mg 8%
Potassium 333mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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