Creamy Cheesy Pasta

Creamy Cheesy Pasta Creamy Cheesy Pasta, 9.0 out of 10 based on 2 ratings

We request this recipe every year for a birthday dinner party and many more times throughout the year. It is easy to make for a crowd and tastes delicious!

Serving Size: 4-6 Main Courses.


*Breand crumb topping

1 1/2 cups fresh bread crumbs
1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese
1/8 tablespoon ground black pepper

*Pasta and cheese

1 1/2 cuos Fontina cheese, shredded
1 1/2 cups Parmesan cheese, grated
1 poun Penne
2 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 tablespoon all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups fat free half and half


*For the topping

  1. Mix bread crumbs, cheese and black pepper together and set aside.

*For the pasta

  1. Heat oven to 500 degrees.
  2. Boil pasta in 4 quarts of water.
  3. Combine cheeses in a large bowl and set aside.
  4. While pasta is cooking; in a separate bowl melt butter over medium heat and whisk in flour until no lumps remain, about 30 second.
  5. Gradually whisk in half and half, increase heat to medium, and bring to boil, stirring occasionally.
  6. Then, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 1 minute to ensure flour cooks.
  7. Stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper then cover half and half mixture to keep hot.
  8. When pasta is very al dente, drain about 5 seconds and then add to bowl with cheeses.
  9. Immediately pour cream mixture over, then cover bowl with foil or large plate and let stand 3 minutes.
  10. Uncover bowl and stir with rubber spatula, scraping bottom of bowl, until cheeses are melted and mixture is combined.
  11. Transfer pasta to 13×9 inch baking dish, then sprinkle evenly with reserved bread crumbs, pressing down lightly. Bake until topping is golden brown about 7 minutes.
  12. Serve immediately.
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