Yellow Pasta


This is pure comfort food. You know those dishes that remind you of your childhood? Well, this is definitely mine.

As readers of my blog already know, I lived in Germany until I was 9. I spent most of my childhood at our restaurant located in central Frankfurt. Each time my Dad would ask what my brother and I wanted to eat, we would 99% of the time reply with ‘Yellow Pasta Please’.

Yellow Pasta wasn’t on the official menu. The chef’s used the yellow sauce prepared for a grown up dish and added it to some penne – a perfect child friendly lunch.

In 2010 I spent a month back in Frankfurt visiting my Dad. Asking for Yellow Pasta as an adult instantly took me back to being 9 and put a huge smile on my face.

The silky, rich sauce won’t disappoint you if you’re in need of a cheesy hit. And it’s super fast to make! Comfort food at it’s best.


 Ingredients  Serves 4 (or two greedy Italians with some leftovers for lunch)

350g Penne

150g Gorgonzola

300ml Single cream

A large pinch of saffron (powdered if you can find it)

A pinch of turmeric


  1. Put a saucepan on a low heat. Pour the cream into the saucepan and crumble the gorgonzola into it. Slowly let the cheese melt on a low heat.
  2. While the cheese is melting you can put your pasta on to boil.
  3. Add the saffron and turmeric into the cream and stir to release the colour.
  4. Once the pasta has cooked, drain and add to the cream sauce. Serve immediately.

NB: In the UK it seems impossible to find the powered saffron that is used in Europe. I add a pinch of turmeric to get more of a yellow colour without impairing the taste.


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