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Gorgonzola-Pepper Pasta Salad

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"Cold penne pasta tossed with three colors of raw bell peppers, gorgonzola, walnuts, and wilted spinach in champagne-honey-walnut vinaigrette. A delicious dinner entree."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    12 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 32 mins

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Toss with 2 tablespoons oil, then refrigerate for 1 hour, or until cool.
  2. Heat a non-stick pan over medium heat. Cook spinach until wilted. In a large bowl, combine spinach, green pepper, red pepper, yellow pepper and cooled pasta. Whisk together 1/2 cup canola oil, walnut oil, vinegar and honey. Pour vinaigrette over pasta mixture, and toss until evenly coated. Sprinkle top with gorgonzola and chopped walnuts.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 03, 2007

This was wonderful for guests. It seemed like a little too much pasta for the amount of veggies, so I might cut that back a bit next time. Lacking champagne vinegar I used balsamic, which was tasty too. It was great the next day for leftovers.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 28, 2009

This was pretty bland. Lacking something. There was too much pasta for the amount of veggies, and I doubled the amount of peppers. And it was a boring dish. But if you put some blue cheese dressing in it, it gives it that extra something and it tastes so much better. With the blue cheese dressing I would change my vote from a two to a four.

 

10 Ratings

Jun 08, 2006

I was asked to make this recipe for a party by the hostess. I was a little leary, but one taste and it is now a favorite of all of ours. The dressing ingredients are great.

 
Jul 28, 2007

Delicious! Added two thinly sliced shallots, used ex.vir.olive oil instead of canola, and goat cheese rather than gorgonzola, as was on hand, a dash of white wine, and topped w/fresh cracked black pepper..YUM!

 
Aug 12, 2006

This recipe is excellent as is, but I added sliced ripe olives. Serves a lot of people. I served to 300 guests last night & had rave reviews!!

 
Aug 23, 2007

Great pasta salad. I love the dressing and I use it on spinach salad often!

 
Feb 09, 2012

This was a solid pasta salad! Both the hubs and I liked it a lot. I made a few tiny modifications - added minced garlic and sweet onion, salt and pepper. Also cut way down on ratio of pasta to veggies based on other reviewers comments. My noodles were a tiny bit warm when I mixed them with the veggies, dressing, and cheese, and I liked that this helped the gorgonzola crumbles melt a bit and cover the pasta. I think adding crumbled bacon would take this salad to the next level as a main dish. Yum!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 677 kcal
  • 34%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 49.8 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 45 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 45.9 g
  • 71%
  • Fiber
  • 3.4 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 19 g
  • 38%
  • Sodium
  • 435 mg
  • 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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