Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

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Autumn is the season for rich, creamy sauces, and I'm pretty sure you're going to be shocked at just how easy this one is. When your cream is reduced, your sauce is practically done. I like serving this with a stuffed pasta like tortellini or ravioli, topped with diced apple and crunchy toasted walnuts.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or to taste

  • 6 ounces dry miniature ravioli

  • 3 ounces crumbled Gorgonzola cheese

  • 2 tablespoons chopped Italian flat leaf parsley

  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  • ½ apple, diced

  • ¼ cup chopped toasted walnuts

  • 1 teaspoon chopped Italian flat leaf parsley

Directions

  1. Place a heavy skillet over medium heat. Pour cream into skillet, bring to a simmer, and cook cream until it reduces by half, about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Season with salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper.

  2. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Pour dried ravioli into boiling water and cook, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender, 16 to 18 minutes. Drain pasta, reserving a cup of pasta water.

  3. Gently fold cooked ravioli into cream sauce and turn heat to low. Mix in Gorgonzola cheese, stirring gently until melted. If sauce is too thick, thin it with a little pasta cooking water.

  4. Stir in 2 tablespoons parsley and Parmesan cheese. Transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with diced apple, walnuts, and 1 teaspoon parsley.

Cook's Note:

If you use fresh ravioli or tortellini, use double the amount of pasta: 12 ounces instead of 6.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

300 Calories
24g Fat
13g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 300
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 13g 67%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 258mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 169mg 13%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 97mg 2%

* 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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