Pasta con Peras y Queso

Stumped about what to have for dinner tonight?  Try this quick and easy recipe – just pick up some fresh, new season USA Pears at the store – the yellow of a ripe Bartlett and bright red Starkrimson add beautiful color to this dish from Mexico!

Pasta with Pears and Cheese

Pasta con Peras y Queso (Pasta with Pears and Cheese)


2 USA Bartlett pears, ripe & chopped
2 USA Starkrimson pears, ripe & chopped
6 ounces penne pasta
2 tablespoons butter
½ cup grated parmesan cheese
¼ cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
½ cup cream
½ cup milk
1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granules
Salt, chopped onion, garlic, and olive oil as desired to season pasta while cooking


Boil the pasta in water with some salt, onion, garlic, and a little olive oil.  When the pasta is al dente, drain the water and set pasta aside.

In a skillet, melt the butter, then add the parmesan, gorgonzola, and cream. Poor the milk in slowly and still in the chicken bouillon. Let the mixture simmer on low heat for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the sauce begins to boil.  Add the pasta and pears to the same skillet, mixing with the sauce and heating through, reserving some chopped pears for garnish.

Difficulty: easy
Preparation time: 35 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

About Lynsey

I work with USA Pear marketing offices that work in 38 countries all over the world: from Latin America to the Middle East, from Europe to Southeast Asia and places in between, our representatives serve markets on every continent except Antarctica. I love the opportunity to practice my Spanish and pick up new phrases in other languages (even if it’s just the basics of “hello,” “goodbye,” “thank you” and of course “pear”: pera, birne, гру́ша [GROO-sha], and more to come). I’ll be sharing highlights of the exciting and interesting activities that are taking place to promote USA Pears around the world. My favorite pear variety is Comice. Yum!

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