Creamy Blue Cheese and Mushroom Pasta

Creamy Blue Cheese and Mushroom Pasta {vegetarian, under 30 min.} - girlheartfood.com~ Creamy Blue Cheese and Mushroom Pasta ~

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Looking for a satisfying, quick dinner that’s perfect for meatless Monday?  Look no further than this Creamy Blue Cheese and Mushroom Pasta.  A touch of heavy cream is combined with delicious blue cheese and sautéed mushrooms and then tossed with pasta for a hearty dinner.

When I received this cheese, I was beyond excited.  Yes, cheese excites me.  I could not wait to dig into it.  It was sitting in my fridge for a couple of days and I could not wait any longer. Torture.  Torture, I tells ya. Every time I opened the door, it was just starring at me saying ‘Eat me, Dawn. Come on, you know you want me.’  So, being a nice person, who am I to say ‘no’ to cheese?  So, I gave in.  Yeap.  Twist my arm.  I took this baby out of the fridge and cut into it.  OMG.  The heavens opened. Angels started to sing.  Being a bit dramatic, but all true (in ma head).  Anywho, I cut into the wax surrounding the cheese that was protecting it like a suit of armour.  I immediately swiped my finger over the knife and took at taste.  I swear, I got goose bumps.  It was creamy, a bit salty and honestly not too overpowering.  Sooooo good!!  Then I did a silly thing #StoryOfMyLife—>

Hubby was outside cleaning the winter tires before storing them away, blasting them with the pressure washer.  I ran out of the house wearing yoga pants, hair in my Saturday mess, slippers on (no shoes) with knife in hand (neighbours must have thought I was crazy if they saw me) and gave him a taste.  Side note—> DO NOT sneak behind someone when they can’t hear you with knife in hand.  Just sayin’.  NOT, I repeat, NOT, a good idea. 

So, with that behind us, onto this delicious recipe now, shall we?  When I was recently asked what my favourite cheese is, I could not (and still can’t) give just one single answer.  I mean, how could I?  It’s basically impossible.  But, one thing is for sure – blue cheese is at the tippity top of the list.  Oh blue cheese, how I love thee.  I love your funk, your texture and look.  Blue cheese, you got it goin’ on.  Creamy Blue Cheese and Mushroom Pasta {vegetarian, under 30 minutes} - girlheartfood.com

For this recipe, I used Dragon’s Breath Blue Cheese. It’s an award winning soft blue cheese created in 2002 by That Dutchman’s Cheese Farm, a family owned artisan fromagerie located on the shore of the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia.  When you cut through the wax surrounding this cheese, you are presented with a strong (yet delicious) aroma and all you’re going to want to do is dig in.  Depending on how long its aged, it’s texture can range from soft and creamy to hard and buttery.  All I know is that this cheese is fantastic! I was so impressed at the quality and taste of this blue cheese and now it’s my new favourite blue. Dragon’s Breath has many applications, ranging from desserts to cheese boards to pastas (like this dish)….or eating straight up (which is a personal preference of mine).

Dragon’s Breath pairs lovely with port but, not being the biggest fan of port, I opted to pair this Creamy Blue Cheese and Mushroom Pasta with a hefty, rich cabernet sauvignon. Creamy Blue Cheese and Mushroom Pasta {vegetarian, under 30 minutes} - girlheartfood.com

The fact that this cheese is so creamy dreamy, it is perfect for this recipe. This Creamy Blue Cheese and Mushroom Pasta can be prepped and made in under 30 minutes.  So, not only is this recipe perfect for Meatless Monday, it’s also an easy, super satisfying recipe for busy weeknights and I’m all about that.  Creamy Blue Cheese and Mushroom Pasta {vegetarian, under 30 minutes} - girlheartfood.com

To prepare this recipe, you just sauté some shallot (or onion) with garlic, add mushrooms, cream and cheese and toss with the cooked pasta.  I love serving this with some grilled bread brushed with olive oil and garlic.  Always a winner!Creamy Blue Cheese and Mushroom Pasta {vegetarian, under 30 minutes} - girlheartfood.com

If you are looking for another super yummy way to use this cheese I was introduced to a blue cheese stuffed olive martini from my good friend, Karrie, from Tasty Ever After.  Just stuff the olives with blue cheese and garnish your favourite James Bond style martini.  Just right for cocktails on the weekend!

I hope you love this Creamy Blue Cheese and Mushroom Pasta made with yummy Canadian cheese! 

Until next time, take care and chit chat again soon.

~D

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Creamy Blue Cheese and Mushroom Pasta
Looking for a satisfying, quick dinner that’s perfect for meatless Monday?  Look no further than this Creamy Blue Cheese and Mushroom Pasta.  A touch of heavy cream is combined with delicious blue cheese and sautéed mushrooms and then tossed with pasta for a hearty dinner.
Creamy Blue Cheese and Mushroom Pasta {vegetarian, under 30 minutes} - girlheartfood.com
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15-20 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15-20 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Creamy Blue Cheese and Mushroom Pasta {vegetarian, under 30 minutes} - girlheartfood.com
Instructions
  1. In a large sautee pan over medium low heat add olive oil. Add shallot and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook an additional minute. Meanwhile, in a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions to al dente (linguine takes about 8 minutes). Drain, reserving about 1/4 cup of pasta water.
  2. To pan, add mushrooms and cook until softened and they have released some of their moisture, about 5-10 minutes. Season with salt, black pepper and chili flakes.
  3. To pan, add blue cheese and cream, stirring to combine. Add cooked pasta & 1/4 cup of the reserved pasta water to pan and stir to incorporate sauce with pasta. Serve in warmed bowls and garnish with blue cheese (about 1 tbsp, crumbled, per bowl) and parsley. Enjoy!
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64 thoughts on “Creamy Blue Cheese and Mushroom Pasta

  1. Natalie Browne says:

    I also get a little excited over delicious cheese, so I fully understand why you were running outside, knife in hand, lol. Simple, well put together pasta dishes are always so amazing. This looks like a winner to me 🙂

  2. Gabby says:

    I looooove Dragon’s Breath blue cheese and being back here in Newfoundland I miss it so much! I respect and share your relentless love for all things cheese 🙂

  3. karrie @ Tasty Ever After says:

    I’m a bad foodie blogger bff because it’s taken me a week to see this post! That pasta looks so good!!! I love blue cheese and mushrooms together, then combine that in a creamy sauce and some pasta? OMG, love it! I need to find that dragon’s breath cheese here too. One day we’ll get together and drink dirty martinis with blue cheese olives while eatting a big bowl of this pasta 🙂

  4. cindy says:

    oh wow, my uncle dan would love love love this recipe. he is the guy that gulps up the blue cheese on the cheese board in one swoop! i love the family owned artisanal tidbit and I might try to make those recommended olives stuffed with blue cheese.

  5. Katherine | Love In My Oven says:

    My hubby loves blue cheese and would be swooning if I made this for him. Blue cheese totally has funk eh? I think adding the mushrooms to this is just brilliant. More funk!! I will be pinning this for one of my next dinner ideas!! Have a great week Dawn!! XO

  6. Marissa says:

    I’m the very same way about cheese – I could never give it up. (same with mushrooms and PASTA!) And just look at this gorgeous, delicious, nutritious Meatless Monday option – perfection!
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  7. Jolina says:

    Love love love cheese! All kinds. I must say I’ve never had Dragon’s Breath Blue Cheese though. With an intriguing name like that, you know I’m going to look for it at our local cheese shop next run! And cheese + pasta = soooo good. PS: thanks for the tip on not sneaking up on someone with knife in hand haha!

  8. heather (delicious not gorgeous) says:

    oh yes, cheese definitely excites me. (whenever i’m at a grocery store and see a cheese sample, i stop whatever i’m doing and go towards the light; i mean the cheese). this pasta sounds delicious, though i’m curious how the cheese got its “dragon’s breath” moniker (is it spicy and fiery like i’d imagine dragon flames to be?! i’m kind of betting no lol).
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  9. annie@ciaochowbambina says:

    Oh yes – cheese and I have a beautiful relationship! It’s the whole nine…heavens open, angels sing, flowers bloom…. What would we do without cheese? Okay – this dish is incredible! So savory and comforting! Pasta is a mainstay in our house and this will definitely be on the menu! PS) Love the slippers and Saturday hair…that’s me most days! 😉 Have a great week, my dear! XOXO
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      I don’t know! It would be sad without cheese! Thank you Annie!! So happy you like this one! We regularly have pasta too and it’s so great when it comes together so quickly – that means I can eat it faster…hehehe. Have a wonderful week too! XOXO

  10. Sues says:

    Cheese excites me, too. AND also talks to me 🙂 The fact alone that this cheese is called Dragon’s Breath Blue Cheese makes me want to eat a pound of it!! Plus, I just love blue cheese in general 🙂 This pasta looks incredible!! Please deliver a bowl of it to me ASAP 🙂
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  11. Milena | Craft Beering says:

    Any cheese called Dragon’s Breath has got to be good. I love blue cheese with mushrooms:) and great choice of noodle in this recipe Dawn:) I can only applaud the addition of red pepper flakes. You guys eat well! I’d forgive you in an instant for sneaking up from behind me holding a knife if you dished this up right after:)
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  12. Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen says:

    I’m cracking up over the image of you running out of the house, knife in hand. But I’m going to say I’d probably do the same. I mean, you HAVE to share the excitement right? Hoarding all that deliciousness for yourself just wouldn’t be right. But this pasta is SOOO right! Mushrooms and blue cheese are such a perfect combo. Mix it with some pasta and I’m allll in. Have a great week, Dawn!
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Hehehe! I didn’t even realize how silly and funny it was until I was outside and looked like a hot mess with a huge knife in hand covered in cheese, lol 😀 Thanks so much, Kelsie! Have a great week too 🙂

  13. Shashi at Savory Spin says:

    Dawn – haha! I so love your love for cheese – my daughter and mom would agree with you that every time they have tried cheese – any cheese “The heavens opened. Angels started to sing.” no kidding! Though, they are not as good at sharing…and, the reason they might run around with a knife is to deter anyone from trying THEIR cheese! I kid I kid – at least I hope I am!
    🙂
    Btw, this pasta sounds wonderful – and am not even a pasta person – though I gotta admit, I am partial to Blue Cheese’s funk myself – even though it’s tough on my tummy – a little taste spread out through this pasta with mushrooms, garlic and chili flakes sounds mmm mmm good! Happy Monday to ya – here’s hoping your week is wonderful! xo

    • Girl Heart Food says:

      My love for cheese runs deep, Shashi! It runs dip 😉 Glad to hear your daughter and mom feel the same way about cheese and I’m not the only one 🙂 Thank you so much for the sweet comment, as usual, my friend. Have a wonderful week too! xo

  14. Sarah @ Champagne Tastes says:

    That cheese looks heavenly! I love blue cheese.. actually when we were dating, my hubs wanted to make sure I loved blue cheese, as it was very important to him hahaha. Good thing I like it! This looks delicious!

  15. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says:

    If someone said cheese didn’t excite them, I’d get concerned. And naturally I wouldn’t be able to trust them. Because cheese is awesome. And if you don’t like cheese, we can’t be friends. Bahahaha. Kidding. Kinda? Anyways, I love blue cheese, but dragons breath blue cheese? Umm I NEED to get me some of that!!! Loving this pasta! I bet the creamy blue cheese sauce just makes the pasta taste out of this world! Cheers, lady! Xo
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  16. David @ Spiced says:

    Oh man, I had just a steak and blue cheese salad last week, and I seriously can’t stop thinking about it! A good blue cheese is totally worth it’s weight in gold. 🙂 And with a name like Dragon’s Breath Blue Cheese, I KNOW it’s gonna be good! I love how you used this in a pasta dish. That sounds like my kind of comfort food meal right there, Dawn! Also, you can run up behind me with a knife any time you want as long as that knife contains some delicious blue cheese! Hah! Hope you have a great Monday, my friend!
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  17. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says:

    I could never pick a favorite cheese either, that’s one of the most difficult decisions to make! Sounds like you found a winner with this dragon’s breath blue cheese. I absolutely LOVE adding cheese to pasta, especially when mushrooms are involved. Such a delicious dish, Dawn! I have a feeling this would be gone in no time in my house, and I don’t think I would want to share with my husband, either! 🙂 Pinned! Happy Monday to you!
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