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Pasta with Blue Cheese Tomato Sauce


  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 shallots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 can tomatoes (14.5 ounces), drained and chopped into small pieces
  • 1 stick butter, room temperature
  • 8 ounces blue cheese, room temperature
  • 12 ounces pasta (campagnelle, ziti, rotini or other short pasta)
  • 1 cup sliced fresh basil, plus a few small leaves for garnish
  • Freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Salt it generously and cook pasta until done according to package directions and drain.
  2. As soon as you put the pot of water on to boil, start the sauce by heating the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shallots and stir for 2-3 minutes until they start to soften. Add the tomatoes and cook over medium-low heat for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Mash the butter and cheese together with a fork until combined. Add it to the sauce and stir until the butter and cheese are melted into everything.
  4. Add the drained pasta to the sauce and toss well. Add the chopped basil and toss again.
  5. Divide the pasta among your dinner plates, grind some pepper on top, garnish with basil laves and serve!