Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Katie Stoddard
Yield
4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)

Cloaked in a creamy Gorgonzola sauce, this rich-tasting pasta dish comes together in a flash.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat.

Step 2

While pasta cooks, melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add flour; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly with a whisk. Gradually add the milk, stirring constantly with a whisk. Increase heat to medium-high; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; simmer 3 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly, stirring frequently. Remove from heat, and stir in cheese, salt, and pepper. Combine the sauce, pasta, and spinach, tossing gently to coat.

Ratings & Reviews

Quick and easy

TorreyS
June 01, 2016
Have made this a couple of times.  Hubby loves it.  I like the idea of adding a little garlic to the sauce.  Next time....

SoonerSinger's Review

SoonerSinger
January 20, 2014
This is a great meal that comes together in a flash. I add a minced clove of garlic to the butter before making the roux, and double the spinach for extra veggie power and to make it more filling.

mrscrazyed's Review

daneanp
September 17, 2011
I was craving something cheesy and found this recipe. Okay, I admit, I didn't use the spinach; I wasn't sure it would go with the pasta. And I did use a reduced fat blue cheese instead of Gorgonzola. Let me tell you, it turned out soooo good and soooo cheesy that it was almost decadent. It makes a wonderful companion for broiled or BBQ'd fish. For those of you who found the sauce a little thick, reserve some of the pasta water. Add the pasta to the sauce, and then add enough of the pasta water to make it to your desired consistency.

TSchnath's Review

jepeters13
August 01, 2011
Very yummy, it's on the list of keepers for sure. It's easy to make. It doesn't tell you to cut the spinach but I do now because it's too big to leave it whole. This is one of our favorites.

too2bear's Review

jashley4188
March 24, 2011
This was a bit bland for my taste. To give it a little more flavor, I added some crushed red pepper, which helped a bit. It's somewhat boring but has potential. I would think about adding chicken and maybe an interesting type of mushroom.

jashley4188's Review

Parchita330
January 18, 2011
I will not be making this dish again. I enjoy the taste of gorgonzola but I did not like it in this pasta dish. I added sauteed mushroom and chicken and I was actually sad that I wasted perfectly good chicken.

jepeters13's Review

megoego92
November 05, 2010
This was a great recipe. The cheese flavor is not too strong, which was perfect. My husband thought maybe there was a little too much spinach, so when I make it next time I will probably halve the amount of spinach, and maybe add some fresh basil. Will definitely be making this again.

Parchita330's Review

CaitiS
November 02, 2010
I followed the instructions and recipe to the T. The flavor was delicious! My only complaint is that the sauce came out a little too think, so the linguini got clumpy. Other than that, great flavor!

CaitiS's Review

mrscrazyed
September 24, 2010
This recipe sounded and looked super good, but I found it to be quite bland and was searching for something to enrich the flavors. I think next time I'll garnish this dish with lemon zest and red pepper flakes.

megoego92's Review

too2bear
August 05, 2010
This dish was outstanding, I will definitely make it again. I did read the previous reviews and found that chopping the spinach first was the best option, and also used fettucine but other than that, I went by the recipe on all accounts.