Cauliflower Pappardelle with Gorgonzola

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  • Salt
  • 3 cups cauliflower florets, cut into generous bite-size pieces
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 shallots, chopped
  • White pepper
  • 1 cup dry white wine or stock
  • 1 cup whole milk or half-and-half
  • 1 cup whole milk or half-and-half
  • 8 ounces Gorgonzola Dolce
  • 2 tablespoons sage, very thinly sliced
  • 1 pound egg pappardelle or fettuccine
  • Grated or shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano


Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Salt the water, add florets and cook 5-6 minutes. Remove florets with a slotted spoon or spider to drain. Reserve the cooking water for the pasta. 

Heat a deep skillet over medium heat, add the butter and melt. When butter foams, add garlic and shallots, and season with salt and white pepper. Stir a couple of minutes and add wine or stock. Reduce by half, add milk or half-and-half, and reduce by half. Stir the gorgonzola into sauce and add sage; reduce heat to low. 

Cook pasta in cauliflower cooking water to al dente. Reserve half a cup of starchy water and add to the sauce. Drain pasta and toss with florets and sauce. Top with grated or shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and serve. 

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