Stilton Penne With Zest

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Karen in MA

I originally ate this in a Toronto restaurant across the street from the Art Gallery of Ontario where I worked at the time. This is my attempt to replicate it, and it is yummy!! The orange zest adds a little extra interest. Pasta shells would also work well, catching lots of sauce. After receiving the first review saying it was missing something, I realized I left out 2 items, so this is the amended version.

Top Review by Soobeeoz

This was good, but we though it lacked something. I used bavette, about a third of a cup of pure cream, half a zested orange, and I didn't add milk. Next time I might try adding leek and spinach. As is, I think this would make a better side dish than main. Additional comment: I see this recipe has been updated. I don't eat chicken, but will make the recipe again sometime soon and add liquid smoke. Thanks! :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over low heat.
  2. Add the stilton, cream, milk, chicken, and a couple pinches of orange zest (a little goes a long way).
  3. Stir continuously until smooth and velvety in consistency. Add dash of liquid smoke.
  4. Meanwhile cook pasta until al dente and drain.
  5. Toss sauce with hot pasta and season to taste.

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