NYT Cooking: The very notion of buttery noodles and fresh sweet peas is enough to make anyone swoon. As a meal, it is the essence of simplicity. But no one will complain if there is also a whisper of new green garlic, a dab of herby pesto and a dollop of ricotta. Oh, and a touch of lemon zest. Add tender mustard greens and a few bites of pancetta or bacon to round it all out.
pasta with butter and cheese -- but can be expanded with pine nuts, lemon zest, brown butter, bacon and herbs into something satisfying.
NYT Cooking: When creamy Gorgonzola dolce hits a pot full of hot pasta, it melts into a rich and complex sauce without your having to do much more than stir. Here, the pasta and sauce are tossed with roasted cauliflower and caramelized, browned leeks. It’s comfort food, but with a blue-cheese bite.