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Orecchiette with Creamy Basil Blue Cheese Sauce
This recipe Orecchiette with Creamy Basil Blue Cheese Sauce is quick to make and will offer a surprisingly creamy and light pasta dish that is worth trying.
Orecchiette with Creamy Basil and Blue Cheese Sauce
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Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 4 ounes orecchiette pasta
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese sharp and crumbled
  • 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons pine nutes
  • 4 whole basil leaves cut in strips
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
  • 4 ounes orecchiette pasta
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese sharp and crumbled
  • 2 teaspoons sherry vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons pine nutes
  • 4 whole basil leaves cut in strips
Orecchiette with Creamy Basil and Blue Cheese Sauce
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Instructions
  1. Toast the pine nuts, but spreading them on a baking sheet and place them in a cold oven. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Once the oven reached its temperature, turn it off and take the nuts out of the oven. If you do this for the first time, please keep an eye on the color of the nuts; every oven has it own settings, temperatures and not the same and heating times may differ.
  2. Bring water and salt to a boil and add the pasta. Cook the pasta according to directions on the packaging.
  3. Peel the garlic and place it in a food processor and pulse a few times. Add the basil leaves, ricotta cheese, yogurt, blue cheese crumbles, sherry vinegar and pepper. Pulse until smooth. You can also use an immersion mixer.
  4. Drain the pasta, return to pan, add the sauce and warm for a few minutes.
  5. Divide pasta over 2 plates, and sprinkle with basil and pine nuts.