• Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x


  • 1 pound penne
  • 23 leeks, sliced
  • 6 ounces gorgonzola dolce
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

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  1. Prepare the leeks: Cut off the bottom and the rough green leaves on top. Slice into thin rounds and rinse under cold water.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil and then the leeks. Saute until slightly golden. Add a cup of water and cover. Allow the leeks to soften further. Add more water if necessary.
  3. Cut the gorgonzola into small cubes and add to the leeks. Remove from heat and stir until creamy. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta until al dente (2 minutes less than the package recommends). Drain, retaining some of the cooking water.
  5. Add the pasta to the leek mixture. Mix in some of the retained cooking water if it seems dry.
  6. Serve immediately.