The ultimate pasta recipe! This pasta is made with a creamy gorgonzola sauce and bits of bacon making it a perfect comfort food and ready to eat in less than 30 minutes!
Pasta and comfort foods are popular around our home. My children’s favorite meals usually involve one form of pasta or another. And I’m definitely all for comfort.
And the best part, dinner is quick and easy to make that it will be ready to eat in less than 30 minutes! This is definitely a perfect mid week meal!
Creamy Gorgonzola Pasta Sauce with Bacon
Gorgonzola is one of my favorite cheeses to use in recipes. Originally, it comes from Northern Italy.
And it works incredibly well in this dish because it is slightly sharp, but also smooth and mild. It is very crumbly & salty and can be either hard or soft.
The creaminess of gorgonzola melts into this sauce and it makes a great combination with the bacon.
This is the ultimate rich and indulgent cheese pasta sauce.
What is the Best Pasta to Use?
The great thing about this gorgonzola sauce is that it is incredible versatile. You can use it on your favorite pasta or whatever you have on hand.
It also makes makes a great addition to steak.
This time around, I’ve gone with a spaghetti. But I’ve also made it with penne, linguine, and orecchiette.
The best tip is to choose a good quality pasta, to season the water properly, and to cook the pasta to al dente.
Choosing the Best Cheeses
There are a couple of different varieties of gorgonzola cheese — dolce and picante. My preference for this sauce is the dolce or sweet variety of gorgonzola.
When selecting the cheeses that you’ll use in the recipe, you’ll want to make sure you choose the real deal. There are a lot of cheese that are sub par. And it really does make a difference in the taste.
You can easily find real Gorgonzola and Parmigiano Reggiano cheeses at an Italian deli or in most good quality market cheese shops.
Sometimes, I’ve seen some good cheeses at farmer’s markets. It definitely pays to shop around a bit!
How to Make this Pasta Recipe
Start by cutting up the bacon into small slices and begin frying it up in a hot skillet. A cast iron skillet is perfect for this. When the bacon is cooked, drain and set aside.
While the bacon is cooking, start the pasta water. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Don’t forget to salt your pasta water! About 1 1/2- 2 tablespoons of salt for 1 pound of pasta is what is typically recommended.
Cook until al dente (approximately 8-10 minutes) following your pasta brands instructions. Check the pasta at about 8 minutes to avoid over cooking.
Once the pasta is cooked, drain and add the gorgonzola sauce. Toss well.
Serve the pasta right away. This is a pasta that I would not recommend saving and reheating. It really tastes best when served fresh.
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- 5 slices of bacon, chopped
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/3 cup gorgonzola cheese
- 1/4 cup shredded parmigiano reggiano
- 1 lb of pasta
- Start by cutting up the bacon into small pieces and begin frying it up in a hot skillet. When it is finished cooking, drain and set the bacon aside.
- While the bacon is cooking, start the pasta water. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Don’t forget to salt your pasta water!
- Cook the pasta until al dente (approximately 8-10 minutes) following your pasta brands instructions. Check the pasta at about 8 minutes to avoid over cooking.
- Meanwhile, start the gorgonzola pasta sauce. Chop the garlic and add it along with the butter to a sauce pan over medium/low heat. Stir the garlic and butter until the garlic becomes fragrant, about 30-40 seconds.
- Once the butter has melted completely, add the heavy cream and both cheeses to the sauce pan. Whisk together until the the cheese has melted and all ingredients are well incorporated.
- Add the cooked (and drained) bacon to the gorgonzola sauce and stir together.
- Once the pasta is cooked, drain and add the gorgonzola sauce. Toss well.
- Serve the pasta right away.
- About 1 1/2- 2 tablespoons of salt for 1 pound of pasta is what I recommend when salting your pasta water.
- Follow the pasta cooking time, but check at about 8 minutes to avoid overcooking the pasta.
- Make sure you use good quality cheeses and pasta. It really does make all the difference in cooking.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 311 Total Fat: 18g Saturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 7g Cholesterol: 51mg Sodium: 452mg Carbohydrates: 25g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 1g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 11g