Monday, November 3, 2014

5-CHEESE BAKED MACARONI Italian Style

Macaroni, comfort FOOD and this one has zesty Italian Cheeses blended together for an awesome dish you need to try. This recipe has a nice sharp cheese taste It's Good FOOD


What you Need:
1 pound Macaroni
1 Yellow Onion (finely chopped)
2 Cloves Garlic (minced)
3 Leaves Sage (chopped)
1/4 cup Butter
1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
1/2 cup White Wine
1 3/4 cups Vegetable Stock
1 1/2 cups Fontina (chopped)
1 1/2 cups Asiago (grated)
1 1/2 cups Parmigiano-Reggiano (grated)
8 ounces Cream Cheese
1 teaspoon Nutmeg (freshly grated)
1/2 cup Mozzarella (shredded)
1 teaspoon Course Black Pepper
Kosher Salt (to taste)


Preheat oven to 450°F.
How to Make it:
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Drop the Ziti into the boiling water and cook for 2 minutes less than the package directions request. Drain and set aside.
Meanwhile melt the Butter in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Once melted, add the
Onions, Garlic and Sage. Season with Salt and Pepper and sauté until vegetables are translucent (about 5 minutes). Add the Flour, stir to combine, and cook for 2 minutes. Add the Wine and Stock and bring to a simmer. Add the Freshly Grated Nutmeg. Cook for 5 minutes to thicken the sauce and cook off the alcohol. Turn the heat to low and add in all the Cheeses, except the Mozzarella. Stir vigorously to combine until a smooth mixture forms. Remove from heat. Add the reserved Ziti, Butternut Squash, Coarse Black Pepper and Salt to taste. Sprinkle the top with Shredded Mozzarella.
Place in the oven and broil for 2-3 minutes.

I serve this Dish with My Pork Sirloin and Tasty Green Beans
It's dinner Done Right
Good Food is worth the COOKing In The Kitchen

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