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Pasta With Sausage, Apples and Gorgonzola

This pasta can be enjoyed year round, but the combination of sausage, apples and gorgonzola reminds me so much of fall. This is a great hearty pasta dish to serve up on a colder night, and the beauty of it is how quickly it comes together. I love the way the gorgonzola melts to create a creamy, flavorful sauce that coats the pasta.

The dish makes great leftovers, too - I find myself even enjoying them cold on the next day for lunch!

Pasta With Sausage Apples and Gorgonzola
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Pasta With Sausage, Apples and Gorgonzola

Category

Main Course pasta

Servings

8

Prep Time

5 minutes

Cook Time

25 minutes

Calories

542

Author:

Giada De Laurentiis

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat. Season generously with kosher salt. Add the pasta and cook for 2 minutes less than package directions, about 13 minutes. Reserve 1 cup pasta water and drain well.
  2. Meanwhile heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the oil and heat another 30 seconds. Add the sausage the sausage to the pan. Cook stirring occasionally and breaking the sausage into small pieces with the back of a wooden spoon, for about 10 minutes or until the sausage is cooked and beginning to brown. Add the onion and salt and cook another 3 minutes until the onion is soft and fragrant. Add the apples and cook an additional 4 minutes to soften the apples slightly. Add the pasta and half of the crumbled gorgonzola along with the pasta water and stir well to coat. Continue to stir and toss together until the cheese forms a light creamy sauce with the pasta water. Add the arugula and toss well until the arugula is just wilted, another minute. Top with the remaining cheese and serve warm.

Nutrition

Nutrition

per serving
Calories
542
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Carbs
51 grams
Protein
20 grams
Fat
28 grams
Saturated Fat
11 grams
Cholesterol
59 milligrams
Sodium
1006 milligrams
Fiber
3 grams
Sugar
7 grams
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6 reviews & comments

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    DENNY
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    This is a great recipe. My husband and I just loved it. This is going in my recipe book.

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    Sheryl OConnor
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    This is a wonderful recipe! My husband and I both loved it, and practically had to arm wrestle over the leftovers! I used turkey sweet italian sausage and honey crisp apples. I added spinach instead of arugula. The Gorgonzola makes a wonderful sauce. A great combination of flavors and textures. This one will be a keeper, just like the Steak, Red Pepper, arugula and Parmesan recipe from Giada. (Served with lemon spaghetti, of course!) Thanks for another lovely meal! Definitely would make this for guests!

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    Barbara D’Amato
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    This was delicious! I would add a tad more arugula. I love the greens in pasta. Easy to prepare. Satisfying meal and beautiful!

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    Emma Cafarella
    ★★★★★
    ★★★★★

    Giada, this is an amazing recipe. My husband just said it's beyond restaurant quality Thankyou so much! Also can you freeze the leftovers? Love, Emma

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    Karen Fairbairn
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    ★★★★★

    Next time I will use less arugula or baby spinach. Cut apples in smaller pieces. My husband said it was good for a change. I am glad I tried it. Thank you

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    Constance DeBord

    Is it possible to use a different cheese with this recipe. My husband hates gorgonzola and blue cheeses. But it looks so yummy. What do you recommend?

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