Straw and Hay Penne

Straw and Hay Penne
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 515.9
  • Total Fat: 27.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 91.9 mg
  • Sodium: 601.7 mg
  • Total Carbs: 50.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.8 g
  • Protein: 19.0 g

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Number of Servings: 8


    1/2 pound dried penne pasta
    1/2 pound dried spinach penne pasta
    1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas, thawed
    1 sweet red pepper, cored, seeded and thinly sliced
    1-1/2 cups heavy cream
    6 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
    1/2 cup grated Romano cheese plus additional for serving (optional)
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper


1. Cook pasta following package directions in boiling salted water until firm but tender, about 13 minutes. Add peas and red pepper during last 2 minutes of cooking time.

2. Meanwhile, prepare sauce. In a saucepan, heat cream over medium-high heat. When the cream starts to simmer, stir in Gorgonzola, 1/2 cup Romano cheese, the salt, nutmeg and cayenne. Heat through, stirring until all cheese is melted and sauce is smooth.

3. Drain pasta and vegetables. Return pasta to pot and toss with the sauce. Serve pasta immediately, with additional Romano cheese, if desired.

Serving Size: Makes 8 servings

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ANNE_SP.

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