Straw and Hay Penne

Gorgonzola and Romano cheese flavor this rich spinach and pasta dish.

Straw and Hay Penne
Servings: 8 Prep 10 mins Cook 13 mins


  • 1/2 pound dried penne pasta
  • 1/2 pound dried spinach penne pasta
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 sweet red pepper, cored, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 6 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese plus additional for serving (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Make It

1. Cook pasta following package directions in boiling salted water until firm but tender, about 13 minutes. Add peas and red pepper during last 2 minutes of cooking time.

2. Meanwhile, prepare sauce. In a saucepan, heat cream over medium-high heat. When the cream starts to simmer, stir in Gorgonzola, 1/2 cup Romano cheese, the salt, nutmeg and cayenne. Heat through, stirring until all cheese is melted and sauce is smooth.

3. Drain pasta and vegetables. Return pasta to pot and toss with the sauce. Serve pasta immediately, with additional Romano cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 506, Fat, total (g): 27, chol. (mg): 88, sat. fat (g): 16, carb. (g): 47, fiber (g): 7, pro. (g): 21, sodium (mg): 572, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.