Saturday, February 25, 2012

Baked Pasta with 2 cheeses

  • My kids LOVE mac and cheese! I  love we were all happy! This is super creamy and filling.  A great comfort food dinner, we will definitely be having this a lot!

  • ~Recipe~
  • 1 pound uncooked small pasta
  • 1/4 c flour
  • 3 cups milk 
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded fontina cheese
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) mascarpone cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray 
  • (1-ounce) slices white bread 
  • 1 tablespoon butter 
  • small garlic clove, minced 
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions... Drain and keep warm.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°.
  3. Combine flour and milk in a large saucepan over medium heat, stirring with a whisk. Cook 10 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly with a whisk, you don't want it to burn. Remove from heat; add cheeses, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Stir in salt and black pepper. Add cooked pasta, stirring to coat. Spoon pasta mixture into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  4. Tear bread into several pieces. Place bread in a food processor; process until fine crumbs measure 1 1/2 cups. *I would never use this much again....maybe 1/4 of the amount*
  5. Melt butter in a small skillet over medium heat. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds. Remove from heat. Stir in breadcrumbs until well combined. Sprinkle breadcrumb mixture evenly over pasta mixture. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until bubbly. YUMMY!! Enjoy~

1 comment:

  1. My Hubby and I love mac and cheese as much as our kids do! I love your cheese combo - YUM! I wish I had a bowl of your mac and cheese right now! :) Have a great week, Stacey!