Mushroom and Gorgonzola Pasta

Italy has to be my all time favourite destination, but this only happened a year after I got married. Until then, my excursions overseas had not once included Europe. I had been to England, the United States, the Middle East, the Far East and Australia, but never to Europe. My parents decided we needed some culture and sent us on honeymoon to Switzerland and Italy. We spent time in Florence, Rome, Bologna and Milan and I vowed I would go back someday and that I would learn to speak Italian. My Italian is basic and I aim to be fluent by the end of next year. Dave and I went back to Italy in 2010 and spent most of our time in Umbria, which included visiting Assisi. I got to experience their fresh produce markets and as we had a self catering unit for part of our time there, I could cook. It is the smells and sights and tastes of Italy that visit my kitchen the most often, with a regular Tandy Tuesday meal of pasta – cooked the way an Italian would, simply and quickly. This mushroom and Gorgonzola pasta fits the bill completely.

Mushroom and Gorgonzola Pasta
Mushroom and Gorgonzola Pasta

Mushroom and Gorgonzola Pasta

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 rashers bacon sliced
  • 100 g beech mushrooms sliced
  • 4 tablespoons Gorgonzola
  • 2 tablespoons cream
  • small handful of flat leaf parsley finely chopped

Instructions

  • while your pasta is cooking heat the olive oil in a pan
  • cook the bacon until the fat has rendered down
  • add the mushrooms and allow to cook gently
  • add the Gorgonzola and the cream and allow the Gorgonzola to melt
  • add the parsley and toss the pasta through your sauce

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23 thoughts on “Mushroom and Gorgonzola Pasta

  1. This just makes me drool. Maybe we’ll go to Italy together … if I win the Filippo Berio competition, wouldn’t that be something? You, me, Chantelle, Sue, Jan, and who should be the 6th one? I think Sidey 🙂

  2. How wonderful that you have done so much travelling. 😀
    Does Woolies stock beech mushrooms now?
    Pete would love your pasta but sadly I don’t enjoy gorgonzola.
    🙂 Mandy

    1. Woolies has all sorts of awesome mushrooms, and I love using them 🙂 I suppose you could substitute a milder cheese for the Gorgonzola. I have a serious travel bug and try and go overseas once a year 🙂

    1. I love ‘smelly’ cheeses 🙂 The Presto Pasta Nights is just a collection of pasta recipes and anyone can submit them. Nice to just ‘reach out’. Have a super day xxx

  3. This is a beautiful pasta. I’d love to have a bowl for my supper. Come to think of it, I just may have a bowl of it for my supper :-). Have a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

  4. Trips to Italy… I’m ready for a trip back myself. Pasta like this… I don’t even have to wait. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

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