Mushrooms and blue cheese is a combination we simply love! If you are bored of your usual pasta dishes, try our Mushroom & Blue Cheese Pasta for dinner this week! Vegetarian, but filling and extremely satisfying, we are sure you will love the salty and creamy sauce wrapping all around the spaghetti topped with pan-fried mushrooms!
Place pieces of stale bread into a food processor or a powerful blender and whizz to make breadcrumbs.
Heat a large non-stick frying pan with a tbsp of butter. Add the spring onion, garlic, prepared breadcrumbs and the pecans and cook for approx. 2 until brown and crispy. Tip everything in a bowl and mix in lemon zest and season with salt and pepper. Reserve the pan for later.
Cook the pasta following instructions on the packet, or until al dente. Drain, reserving 250ml of starchy pasta water.
Whilst pasta is cooking, return the reserved frying pan to high heat. Drizzle with some oil and add the mushroom slices. Cook for 5-6 min until the mushrooms are browned. Take a third of the mushrooms out of the pan and keep warm in a covered bowl. Then add a tbsp of plain flour to the mushrooms in the pan and stir until coated. Reduce the heat to low-medium.
Pour in the reserved 250ml pasta water into the pan. Add the stilton and, stirring, cook for 3-4 minutes. Your sauce should be creamy and thicken as it cooks. Add 1.5 tbsp of lemon juice. Add the cooked pasta and stir to cover it all with sauce. Stir in the parsley.
Top with the pecan breadcrumbs and the rest of the mushrooms.
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