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



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.


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.


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.




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
½ cup bleu cheese crumbles