Recipe by Lisa
"This is an unusual but incredibly tasty pasta dish!"
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1 (16 ounce) package
sweet onions, thinly sliced
Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
O.K. Lisa---you deserve major kudos! This pasta was definitely an "S", as in Superb, Sublime, Sophisticated, etc. I followed your recipe to the "T", with just 2 changes. I used Maytag blue cheese, instead of the Gorgonzola. My second change was proportions of sauce to pasta. I ended up doing 3/4 of all sauce ingredients, but instead of doing 3/4 of the pasta----I did 1/2 pound pasta, and this entree was perfect for 2. In other words, a little more sauce to pasta ratio. I also want you to know that the entire sauce can be made WELL in advance. At serving, I cooked the pasta, and tossed it with the sauce over heat---Too tasty for words. Thank you so much for sharing. More recipes, please!
I thought I would love this recipe because I love all of the ingredients on their own. But after making it, it seems to me to be a huge waste of Gorgonzola. I'm sorry.
This was great! I have made it several times, sometimes adding sauteed baby bella mushrooms, chopped spinach, or even leftover cooked chicken. I am a huge fan of gorgonzola, and this is the best vehicle for gorgonzola I've ever had. When I have added those other ingredients, I simply double the cheese and balsamic vinegar so the flavors don't get too diluted. And I've even managed to find a way to eat the arugula that is so plentiful in season around here, but is normally too bitter for my taste. I simply add the fresh, chopped arugula in the last step, and the heat of the pasta wilts it nicely.
I don't feel right about simply rating this because I used it more as a jumping off point. I was afraid of using so much onion. So I added: chopped frozen spinach, jarred roasted red peppers, fresh basil, and extra vinegar. It was fabulous, even my roommate who is sometimes afraid to try what I cooked said she would eat a full portion if I made it again.
I thought this recipe was great! What a nice change from tomato sauce or cheese sauce. My husband thought it was weird but he did eat 2 servings! Thanks!
My "meat and potatoes" man loved this dish! I can't believe we ate the whole thing, made half since there's only two of us. The taste of the carmelized onions, the balsamic vinegar and the cheese blended together beautifully to make an extraordinary pasta dish. I added additional salt and pepper at the table. Served with a plate of sliced apples and pears would've been delightful! Next time...
This was fantastic. I added some cooked chicken, and used some of the stock to dilute the sauce, as it was a little too thick. That may have been because I used 8 oz. of gorgonzola, rather than 4. I added crushed red pepper and julienned sun-dried tomatoes. It was extremely flavorful. I had this for dinner last night, and have already had 2 more servings today! And I NEVER eat lunch! I served this over vermicelli. Thanks for a wonderful recipe, and thanks other reviewers for ideas. In the future, I might add some good olives.
Fantastic! I have now made this twice, and although I think it is delicious as is, I think it is AMAZING with a couple changes - one rather weird-sounding. First - actually caramelize the onions. You cannot caramelize onions in only 10 minutes - sauteed onions are different from caramelized onions. This recipe really benefits from truly caramelized onions, which need to be cooked more slowly over a relatively low heat. Caramelized onions becomes wonderfully sweet - it's sort of amazing that you can get such a flavor from a regular onion (and I did use regular yellow onions.) The sweetness off-sets the gorgonzola cheese, and I think that many people who did not like the recipe might like it if they truly caramelized the onions. Also - the second time I made this, I added a lot of sea salt to the cooking onions, and then took a page from a pork chop recipe I think I invented - I mixed a LOT of balsamic vinegar (much more than called for), apple juice, and a bit more sea salt with the cooked onions, and let it reduce while still over heat. This is quite a departure from the recipe, but it added a wonderful sweet-savory flavor which went well with the cheese. It does not end up tasting like apple juice at all, and it also adds a bit more liquid. I also mixed the pasta/sauce with the cheese very well while it was still warm, so the cheese melted completely, forming just a creamy coating, and added chopped almonds for crunch and a subtle flavor. SO good.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Pasta with Gorgonzola and Sweet Onion
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 210
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