Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Kale and Blue Cheese Pasta

Presto Pasta Nights has really inspired me to eat more pasta. That doesn't sound like something hard to do except I cannot eat traditional dry pasta made with with semolina durum wheat; I can't digest it. If I want pasta I either have to make homemade egg noodles or suffer through brown rice pasta which I have never been able to successfully cook properly.

Until I discovered Trader Joe's Brown Rice Penne Pasta. What a revelation!

Since I found it I have been making pasta left and right, riffing with vegetables and cheese, it's been such a delight! It has been years since I was able to pull together a pasta dish so fast! I don't usually endorse products but I have to say that this stuff is fantastic.

I will be submitting this for this week's Presto Pasta Night, hosted by Ruth of Once Upon a Feast - Every Kitchen Tells its Stories. If you'd like to participate as well, send her a submission at ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com. I am hoping to be sending more of these submissions each week if you are keeping track. So make sure to stop by and see what other dishes are offered up for your consideration.

Kale and Blue Cheese Pasta

2 tablespoons blue cheese, crumbled
1/2 onion, cut in strips
1 tablespoon olive oil
 2 anchovy fillets (optional)
1/2 bunch of kale, chopped
1/2 lb pasta

Cook pasta as directed. Meanwhile, saute onion in olive oil until soft. If using the anchovy add it to the pan, mashing it until it begins to melt into the onion mixture. Add kale and cook until wilted. Drain pasta and add back into pot and add cheese. Toss so that cheese melts. Add kale mixture to pasta and stir well. Season with pepper liberally, salt carefully.



Ruth Daniels said...

So glad you found a pasta you can enjoy. And so good for the rest of us. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

ejm said...

Kale and blue cheese sound like an excellent combination. And the dish looks so beautiful too.

Joanne said...

Trader Joe's is basically a total godsend. I could live in that place.

Love the blue cheese/kale combo!

Toni said...

This is the second post I've see this morning involving cheese in pasta... and thee cheese isn't moxzarella. I really love the idea of kale and blue cheese together. This. sounds. fantastic.