Gorgonzola Linguine with Toasted Walnuts

Gorgonzola Linguine with Toasted Walnuts

Betty Crocker's Heart Healthy Cookbook shares a recipe! Enjoy this cheesy pasta side - ready in about 30 minutes.

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ounces uncooked linguine
tablespoon butter
clove garlic, crushed
tablespoon Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
cup evaporated skimmed milk
cup dry white wine or chicken broth
teaspoon salt
cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese (2 ounces)
tablespoons walnuts, toasted and finely chopped
  1. Cook and drain linguine as directed on package.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat. Cook garlic in butter, stirring occasionally, until garlic is golden brown. Stir in flour until smooth and bubbly. Stir in milk, wine and salt. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture begins to thicken.
  3. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir cheese into sauce; cook, stirring frequently, until cheese is melted. Toss linguine and sauce in large bowl. Sprinkle with walnuts.
Makes 3 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
To toast nuts, bake uncovered in ungreased shallow pan in 350° oven about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Or cook in ungreased heavy skillet over medium-low heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until browning begins, then stirring constantly until golden brown.
“If my family wants butter on something, I take my portion out first. I use lots of seasonings, like butter sprinkles, to help lower my cholesterol.” Nanci D.
A Note from Dr. B.:
Rethink your drink. Drinking a glass of skim (fat-free) milk with your dinner adds calcium, an important mineral for proper muscle and nerve function (your heart is a muscle). Or drink a glass of cold water, your body’s favorite fluid.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 380
    • (Calories from Fat 130),
  • Total Fat 15g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 30mg;
  • Sodium 740mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 44g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 11g),
  • Protein 17g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 3 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 1 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.