Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Pea, pine nut & blue cheese pasta

Do you have any blue cheese left after Christmas? We love it and buy it all year round but I know more people buy it at this time of year for their cheese board. If you're wondering how to use up your blue cheese, this is one of the recipes I love to make.

Three of the ingredients for this dish are always in my store cupboard so it's an easy one to pull together. And peas and blue cheese are such a classic combination. The spring onions were left over from another recipe and were added for some extra flavour - cheese and onion, another classic.

Cook the pasta, and add some frozen peas for the last few minutes. Drain and put back in the pan. Add the crumbled blue cheese and toasted pine nuts and stir to combine. Pile onto your plate or dish.

Sprinkle with spring onions, parsley and a grind of black pepper, and serve. Preferably with a glass of red wine. So simple but so delicious!


  1. I like simple recipes the very best!
    I bet this is really good, I never had pine nuts until I was in England. We can get them here, I suppose, but I bet they would cost a lot.
    Never mind, I suppose I could use almonds!

    1. I think any kind of toasted nut would tast great. walnuts are used a lot with blue cheese and we like cashews too. x

  2. This looks so good, and I have some blue cheese left in the fridge from Christmas...and we always have the other ingredients in. I think i may have to try this!

    Gillian x