Serves 4

8 oz Fresh baby Spinach leaves
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
12 oz penne pasta
1/4 cup heavy cream
3 oz crumbled Blue Cheese
Kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
3 Tablespoons sliced chives

Toast walnuts at 350 degrees for about 6 minutes. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Cook penne according to package directions. Rinse spinach in a colander in the sink. Drain pasta in the same colander over the spinach.

In a 12 inch skillet over medium high heat, cook the cream, blue cheese, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/2 teaspoon salt, stirring frequently. When it thickens, in about 2-3 minutes, reduce the heat to medium and add the spinach and pasta. with the walnuts and chives. Cooking stirring contantly until sauce is absorbed by the pasta. Serve.

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