Spaghettini With Gorgonzola, Leeks and Shallots

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins


Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups finely chopped onions
  • 6 cups chopped leeks (white and pale green parts only, about 6 medium leeks)
  • 1 bunch green onion, sliced (white part only)
  • 12 cup chopped shallot
  • 1 lb spaghettini
  • 1 cup crumbled gorgonzola (about 4 ounces) or 1 cup other blue cheese (about 4 ounces)


  1. Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add chopped onions and sauté until tender and beginning to brown, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add leeks, green onions and shallots; sauté until very tender, stirring often, about 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender but still firm to bite.
  4. Drain well; reserve 1/2 cup pasta cooking liquid. Return pasta to same pot. Add onion mixture; toss to combine.
  5. Mix in reserved cooking liquid by tablespoonfuls if pasta is dry. Mix in cheese; season with salt and pepper. Transfer to large bowl; serve.

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