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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):
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