Pasta with Gorgonzola Sauce and Radicchio


This rich and flavorful sauce is the perfect match for bitter radicchio. It is incredibly easy to make and goes well with any type of (preferably fresh) pasta. My favorite pasta to have this with is gnocchi. The light and fluffy potato pasta goes well with the rich sauce. Garnish with Parmesan cheese and parsley.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 servings


  • 1 pound gnocchi

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 2 cups chopped radicchio

  • 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream

  • 8 ounces Gorgonzola cheese

  • teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook gnocchi in the boiling water until they float to the top, 2 to 4 minutes. Drain.

  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add radicchio; cook and stir until softened, about 5 minutes. Transfer radicchio to a bowl and cover with plastic wrap so it continues to wilt.

  3. Pour heavy cream into the same skillet and bring to a simmer over medium heat, about 5 minutes. Add chunks of Gorgonzola and whisk until melted and evenly incorporated, about 2 minutes. Season with nutmeg, salt, and black pepper. Stir in radicchio. Add gnocchi and toss to coat.

Cook's Note:

Use caution when adding salt as gorgonzola can already be fairly salty on its own, and additional salt may not be necessary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

706 Calories
60g Fat
24g Carbs
17g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 706
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 60g 77%
Saturated Fat 36g 180%
Cholesterol 204mg 68%
Sodium 724mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 5mg 24%
Calcium 390mg 30%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 294mg 6%

* 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.

You’ll Also Love