Hot Pot Orecchiette with Spinach and Gorgonzola

Make this hot pot dish, featuring delicious gorgonzola, when hosting a game night with friends. Don't forget to order...
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Make this hot pot dish, featuring delicious gorgonzola, when hosting a game night with friends. Don't forget to order wings from your favorite take-out place — they'll pair perfectly with this meal.

2
Servings
554
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3 to 4  Ounces  spinach
  • 6  Ounces  package of whole wheat orecchiette (or any other small pasta shape)
  • 1  Tablespoon  olive oil
  • 1/2  Cup  crumbled gorgonzola cheese (or more)
  • 1/4  Cup  milk
  • lemon half, juiced
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)

Directions

Bring salted water to a boil in your hot pot. Add your pasta and cook until al dente.

Rinse off the spinach. If desired, roughly chop your spinach into slightly smaller pieces.

In a small bowl, mix together the milk, gorgonzola, and the juice of the lemon half.

Once the pasta is done cooking, toss in the spinach, stir, and cook for about 10 to 15 seconds. Drain. Drizzle in the olive oil and pour in your gorgonzola sauce. Stir, and enjoy!

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
26%
Sugar
5g
6%
Saturated Fat
11g
46%
Cholesterol
54mg
18%
Carbohydrate, by difference
68g
52%
Protein
31g
67%
Vitamin A, RAE
108µg
15%
Vitamin B-12
2µg
83%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
336mg
34%
Choline, total
74mg
17%
Fiber, total dietary
9g
36%
Folate, total
100µg
25%
Iron, Fe
4mg
22%
Magnesium, Mg
105mg
33%
Manganese, Mn
2mg
100%
Niacin
10mg
71%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
785mg
100%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
87µg
100%
Sodium, Na
596mg
40%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Water
87g
3%
Zinc, Zn
5mg
63%

Orecchiette Shopping Tip

Italian food is about simplicity and letting the ingredients shine. So make sure you get ingredients that are great quality and flavor. Farmers markets and specialty stores will have great produce and products. Just be sure to have some great olive oil.

Orecchiette Cooking Tip

Unlike other highly regarded cuisines, Italian cooking is usually simple to make with many dishes having only 4 to 8 ingredients. Italian cooks rely chiefly on the quality of the ingredients rather than on elaborate preparation.

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