Blue Cheese Sauce Supper
The trouble with supermarket shopping is that becasue most things are packaged you can end up buying more than you really want to – and then you get left with an ingredient becasuse you had twicw as much as you needed. Well I say the trouble with it – but sometimes I actually quite like it because it makes me be creative in finding a good way to use the ingredient.
I love it when a good leftover meal comes together to make a meal I will deliberately buy for in the future
Well this week it was blue cheese. The night before. my son had cooked beefburgers and he likes it with a slice of blue cheese in and rocket salad – all very nice but we were left with a good chunk of blue cheese – about 100g as I had to buy a pre-packaged block, It was value blue cheese from Sainsburys – but it still had planty of flavour and tang but was quite inexpensive.
I love blue cheese in cooking but am not so keen on it on the cheese board so it definitely needed to go into a recipe. I already have a couple fo blue cheese based recipes – Cauliflower and Blue Cheese Soup is a firm favourite, but i wante dto try something new with a view to the Frugla Meal series too. I have been asked for more recipes as people are enjoying them so much.
Blue Cheese Sauce
I also had a little bit of cream left from the Apple Snow I made at the weekend. Blue cheese and cream is certainly a good start to a dish and would make a good sauce. I was already thinking vegetables and pasta and knew I had some courgette and celery in the fridge/ The plan was beginning to come together!
I tend to always have some celery in the fridge as it is so good to add to soups and stews. I also had some courgettes so the meal was certainly taking shape. Courgettes with blue cheese and cream was certainly sounding good with a bit of celery added too along with some onion and garlic. All served on a bed of pasta
Well this is a fabulous easy meal – all the flavours worked so well together. As for cost the whole thing would cot about £3.50 for four people. It is very tasty. It would be marvellous as a Satuday supper and it mae an excellent leftovers meal
Courgettes do have an affinity with cheese and many courgette recipes include some. In fact I really enjoy courgettes just smothered in a cheese sauce – I believe it was how I first had them.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 red onion peeled and sliced
- 2 courgettes thinly sliced
- 2 sticks celery, sliced
- 350g pasta shapes
- 100g / 3oz blue cheese
- 100ml double cream
- Place the pasta in plenty of boiling water
- Cook according to pack instructions
- Meanwhile heat the oil in a frying pan
- Add the onion and fry for a couple of minutes
- Add the celery and cook for 5 minutes
- Add the courgettes and cook until soft
- When the pasta is cooked, drain
- Add the cream to the pasta and stir
- Crumble in the blues cheese and stir until mostly melted
- Add to the courgette, onion and celery and stir
- Serve immediately
Do you have an easy, low cost recipe you would like to share? See Share a Recipe or send in your recipe via the Contact Form
If you like this recipe, you may want to subscribe to Penny’s Recipe’s newsletter and get the free Meal Plan – 7 family meals for under £30