Warm Winter Pasta Salad

Pasta salad isn’t just for summer—pears, parsnips, walnuts and bleu cheese give this mouthwatering side some winter flair.
11 Ingredients
18 min
1
Make the pasta

Preheat oven to 400° F/205° C. Add water to the Microwave Pasta Maker maximum fill line. Stir in ½ tsp. of the salt and pasta. Microwave on high power 8 minutes. Remove from microwave; drain, set aside.

2
Cook the veggies

Meanwhile, on the UltraPro Oven Plate, arrange radicchio, fennel, pears, and parsnips in a single layer. Drizzle with 1 tbsp. of the olive oil; sprinkle with salt. Microwave on high power 3 minutes. Remove from microwave. Place UltraPro pan in oven. Bake 7 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Remove from oven; set aside.

3
Assemble and serve

In a large bowl whisk together oil, vinegar, garlic, and remaining salt. Stir in pasta, vegetables, and walnuts; top with bleu cheese. Serve warm.

Pasta salad isn’t just for summer—pears, parsnips, walnuts and bleu cheese give this mouthwatering side some winter flair.
Video Instructions & Ingredients
Ingredients
Yield: 4
Serving Size: 2 cups
3/4 tsp. coarse kosher salt, divided
1 lb./455 g bowtie pasta
1 small head radicchio, shredded
1 small fennel bulb, sliced thin
2 pears, peeled, cored, and chopped, ¼""/.62 cm pieces
2 parsnips, peeled and chopped, ¼""/.62 cm pieces
1/4 cup, plus 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil, divided
3 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup toasted walnuts
1/2 cup bleu cheese crumbles