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Overhead shot of a serving of Orecchiette with Peas and Gorgonzola, with a glass of white wine and a block of gorgonzola cheese on the side.
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Orecchiette with Peas & Gorgonzola

To prepare orecchiette with peas & gorgonzola, all you need is a handful of ingredients and for less than 30 minutes, you get to enjoy a delicious contrast of flavors in every bite of this easy pasta recipe!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 2
Calories: 255kcal
Author: Neriz

Ingredients

  • 200 grams orecchiette (about 2 & 1/2 cups)
  • 1 tbsp butter, unsalted
  • 3/4 cup peas, fresh or frozen
  • 1/4 cup half & half
  • 1/4 cup gorgonzola, crumbled or cut into small cubes
  • 20 pcs fresh basil leaves
  • salt & pepper, to season

Instructions

  • Cook orecchiette as per package instructions.
  • Place a medium to large pan over medium-high heat. Add butter.  
  • Once butter has melted, add green peas. If using frozen peas, mix and cook peas just to remove the ice.
  • Add half and half. Mix.
  • Add gorgonzola, basil and season with salt and pepper. Mix until peas are fully cooked.
  • Add orecchiette and mix thoroughly. Make sure that the pasta is properly coated with the cream.
  • Take off the heat.
  • Serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 255kcal