Friday, April 8, 2011

Tomato-Gorgonzola Sauce with Pasta

3/4 lb. dry medium-size pasta shells
1 Tbsp. olive oil
Sauce with gorgonzola melting
1 medium onion, diced
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
black pepper (to taste)
2 tsp. garlic, minced
2 cans (14 oz. each) diced tomatoes in juice
2 tsp. balsamic vinegar
1/2 Tbsp. dried basil
1/2 tsp. each of thyme, coriander, garlic powder
dash of sage and dill
1/2 c. heavy cream
1/3 c. Gorgonzola, crumbled
Salt to taste

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil for the shells. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.
Heat oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Add onion, pepper flakes, and black pepper. Cook 5 minutes or until onion is translucent. Add tomato paste and garlic; saute for 1 minute.
Stir in tomatoes, vinegar and seasonings. Bring to a boil and cook, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes or until thickened.
Add cream; simmer for 1 minute, then stir in cheese, cooked shells, and salt. Serve immediately.

When I made it, we did not stir the pasta into the sauce, but put the sauce over the pasta. Either way should be good.

Adapted from Cuisine at Home magazine

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