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Blue Cheese and Arugula Pasta July 9, 2012

Filed under: Pasta — tiffanyrose913 @ 4:26 pm

One of the reasons I love summer so much is grilling out and all the yummy sides that go along with it.  I love traditional pasta salad, but sometimes I like to shake things up a bit – this one was DELICIOUS .. doesn’t hurt that I am obsessed with Arugula 🙂


  • 1/2 pound penne pasta
  • 4 cups arugula
  • 1 Tbs. butter
  • Add: 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup reduced-fat milk (I used 1.5 cups light cream)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • coarse salt and freshly ground pepper to taste (I love a lot of freshly ground black pepper in this dish)

Directions (in my own words)

  • Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta to al dente, drain, set aside.
  • Melt butter in a large saute pan. Add garlic and saute 1-2 minutes.
  • Add cream and bring to a simmer. Mix in the blue cheese and whisk until creamy, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Add pasta and toss.
  • Add arugula and toss until wilted.

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