My favorite thing about pasta is that you can always make a delicious meal, even if your pantry or veggie drawers are empty. Nothing in the house? Sprinkle pasta with salt, pepper and fresh Parmesan cheese. Or if you’ve got a few staples, you can make something a little more special.

We generally have onions in our house and we generally have some sort of cheese. It may not always be the cheese I want, but it would be a really sad day if we are completely cheese-less. When I was thinking about meals for the week I thought why not combine the sauteed onions and blue cheese  that we love alongside grilled steak with some pasta. After-all, you can’t go wrong with pasta.  The chewy fusilli with sweet onions and salty cheese turned out to be just what that steak needed. In fact, I don’t even think we needed the steak.

Red Onion & Gorgonzola Fusilli

  • 1 medium sized red onion, cut into 1″ pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 oz fusilli or pasta of choice
  • 2 oz Gorgonzola crumbles
  • salt & pepper

Prepare pasta as directed. Set aside.

Heat large pan over medium heat. Add olive oil and when hot add onion and garlic. Saute for about 3-5 minutes, until onions are soft.

Add pasta to pan and toss together. Season with salt and pepper.

Serve onto plates and sprinkle with Gorgonzola crumbles.

12 Comments (Reply )

  1. Tracey
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 10:54 am

    You are so right. I always have pasta in my cupboard for this very purpose. Anyone can make a delicious meal with what they have on hand. Pasta is a great base for a ton of good meals!


  2. Angharad
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 11:36 am

    Simple and perfect. Love it!


  3. eatmovelove
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 8:00 pm

    This is my first time to your blog, and oh my it is absolutely lovely! Found you through CasualDish – but have seen your name mentioned a few times.

    And Pasta? YES Please :)


  4. Kristy
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 8:03 pm

    Simple, casual and delish! Love it, thanks for sharing!!


  5. Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum
    Sep 13, 2010 @ 8:51 pm

    Like usual… simple and elegant! :) Looks great. I love gorgonzola.


  6. Katie@Cozydelicious
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 7:38 am

    Yum! I always have all those ingrediants in the house… perfect easy meal for weeks when I don;t make it to the grocery store!


  7. kate
    Sep 14, 2010 @ 7:41 am

    i like my cheese stinky! i am appreciating the beauty of simple dishes like this. thanks for sharing.


  8. Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat)
    Sep 15, 2010 @ 4:33 pm

    That looks so delicious. I love both red onion and gorgonzola! YUM!


  9. Renata Teixeira
    Apr 01, 2011 @ 10:18 am

    I’m going to try this for lunch today… I’ll add some fresh tomatos I hope it’ll work. =]

    thanks for the blog.


    • Emily
      Apr 01, 2011 @ 10:32 am

      That sounds great! Enjoy! :)


      • Renata
        Apr 01, 2011 @ 12:05 pm

        Hmm… thanks for the recipe! It was perfect! Everyone approved it. =]


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