Baked 4 Cheese Pasta

October is National Pasta Month! Delicious baked pasta is perfect for a meatless Monday dinner or Friday evening family get together. Easy to prepare & can be made ahead of time, we combined recipes from Cooks.com along with Food & Wine.com for a hearty fall dish that serves 4 to 6.

Ingredients: 

  • 16 oz. pasta such as radiatore, rotelle or penne
  • 4 tablespoons of Villa Gabriella Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 ounces fontina cheese grated or sliced
  • 4 ounces mozzarella grated or sliced
  • 4 ounces asiago cheese grated or sliced
  • 3 ounces Parmigiano Reggiano cheese grated
  • 3 tablespoons fresh flat leaf parsely, minced
  • 2 tablespoons panko or plan bread crumbs
  • Sea salt & fresh cracked pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly oil a shallow 2-quart baking dish.
  2. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the pasta until tender but still quite firm. Drain thoroughly & transfer to a large mixing bowl.
  3. Add oil in a medium size saucepan over medium heat. Add flour & cook about 3 minutes until smooth stirring frequently.
  4. Gradually whisk in the milk & cook 3-5 minutes until thickened stirring constantly. Season with salt & pepper
  5. Combine all the cheeses equal to approx. 4 cups.
  6. Add 3 cups of the mixed cheeses in the milk sauce, stirring to combine. Mix remaining 1 cup of cheese with the bread crumbs & set aside.
  7. Pour melted cheese sauce & parsley over pasta, mix thoroughly.
  8. Transfer pasta to baking dish & bake uncovered 15 minutes until bubbly.
  9. Remove from oven, sprinkle reserved cheese & bread crumb mixture. Bake 5-10 minutes until top is golden brown.
  10. Remove from the oven, allow to “rest” for 5 minutes, serve & enjoy!

 

 

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