Photo: Ralph Anderson; Styling: Buffy Hargett
Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time
15 Mins
Yield
8 servings

How to Make It

Step 1

Place pine nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet.

Step 2

Bake at 350° for 7 minutes or until toasted. Set aside.

Step 3

Cook 1 cup blue cheese, half-and-half, and cream cheese in a heavy saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, 5 minutes or until mixture is smooth. Keep warm.

Step 4

Toss cooked pasta with spinach strips and next 3 ingredients. Pour blue cheese sauce over pasta, and toss to coat. Sprinkle pasta with remaining 1/2 cup blue cheese and pine nuts. Serve immediately.

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Ratings & Reviews

LittleMoma's Review

AndreaSaunders
May 21, 2012
This was very good. The sauce did dry out fast. But the next day instead of remaking the sauce, I went and brought a bottle of Alfredo Sauce and it was still equally good the next day!!!

babyjred's Review

Toothfairy1
February 15, 2011
We made this without the ham because I'm a vegetarian--my husband and children added shredded turkey on top of their servings. We all liked this--very rich. My kids always like mac and cheese, so this was a good way to open their palates to the tang of blue cheese. They ate the spinach too:) Would make again.

Toothfairy1's Review

LittleMoma
March 24, 2010
This recipe sounded so good that I couldn't believe how tasteless it was. In all fairness I omitted the ham. I do think that the salty meat would have helped. Also the sauce needed to be loosened up with chicken broth maybe? I'd say there's a 50/50 shot of me trying this again.

AndreaSaunders's Review

babyjred
December 31, 2008
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