Spaghetti with Walnuts Gorgonzola and Sun-Dried Tomatoes


Spaghetti with Walnuts, Gorgonzola and Sun-Dried Tomatoes:


  • 1/2 cup(s) sun-dried tomatoes packed in extra-virgin olive oil, drained
  • 2 clove(s) garlic, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1 pound(s) whole-wheat spaghetti
  • 1 cup(s) walnut pieces, finely chopped
  • 6 ounce(s) Gorgonzola dolce, cut into small pieces, at room temperature
  • 1/3 cup(s) flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) freshly-ground pepper, shredded


Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

Cut tomatoes into thin strips; combine with 3 Tbsp of marinating olive oil from the jar and garlic in a large nonstick skillet over low heat. Cover skillet and sweat (slowly cook) mixture 10 minutes, stirring once or twice, until garlic is tender without browning. Remove tomatoes and garlic with a slotted spoon to a pasta bowl, and cover.

Meanwhile, add spaghetti to boiling water and stir a few times; cook according to package directions. Drain spaghetti, reserving about 1/2 cup of the cooking water.

Add walnuts to oil remaining in skillet and cook, stirring constantly on medium-high heat until nuts are fragrant and lightly toasted, about 3 minutes.

Add spaghetti to skillet and toss with walnut mixture over medium heat until pasta is hot and evenly coated with walnuts; transfer to pasta bowl.

Add Gorgonzola, parsley, black pepper, and reserved cooking water; toss again until cheese starts to melt. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

Calories 486
Total Fat 21g
Saturated Fat --
Cholesterol --
Sodium --
Total Carbohydrate 61g
Dietary Fiber --
Sugars --