Broccoli, Walnut & Blue Cheese Pasta

Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 12 mins

I have had a dish similar to this at a restaurant in the past and enjoyed it. So, when I saw this recipe in the 2008 Christmas copy of BBC Good Magazine I wanted to jot it down.


  1. Cook penne pasta according to packet directions.
  2. When there is four minutes remaining in the pasta cooking time throw in the broccoli florets.
  3. Meanwhile, heat olive oil and add chopped walnuts and fry gently for 1 minute.
  4. Drain the pasta, adding 4 tablespoons cooking water to the walnuts.
  5. Return the pasta to the pan, add the walnuts and creamy blue cheese, cubed.
  6. Gently stir on the heat, just to melt the cheese.
  7. Squeeze over lemon juice to serve.
Most Helpful

Very good, and out of the daily routine for sure... I didn't have any greens at home, but I added chicken.

Tahitia August 07, 2009