This week’s dish of the week is a pasta meal that is a quick and easy lunch, dinner or supper that can be made in just half an hour. It’s also impressive enough for entertaining.

Dish of the week: Creamy Gorgonzola and Pickled Walnut Pasta garnished with fresh basil


Serves 2

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes



400g penne pasta

1 tbsp olive oil

1 red onion finely chopped

1 green pepper finely chopped

500ml whipped cream

250g gorgonzola, crumbled

200g Opies pickled walnuts in malt vinegar, chopped

15g fresh basil, chopped


Black pepper



  1. Cook the pasta according to pack instructions in a large pan of boiling water, drain, return.
  2. In a separate pan, heat the olive oil – add the onion and pepper and cook for approximately 5 minutes until soft.
  3. Add the cream, gorgonzola and walnuts and stir until the cheese melts. Season to taste.
  4. Stir the sauce into the pasta.
  5. Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with chopped basil


Recipe from Opies



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