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Fontina Macaroni & Cheese Recipe

Delicious and easy to customize to your taste!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 5

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces ziti pasta cooked and drained
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 ounces light cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Fontina cheese
  • 1 28 ounce can Tuttorosso┬« Diced Tomatoes in rich tomato juice, drained
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup panko Japanese breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400o F. In a large saucepan melt butter over medium-high heat. Add garlic and saut├ę for 1 minute. Whisk in flour and cook the roux (butter-flour mixture) for 1 minute. Add the cream, nutmeg and cream cheese and whisk to combine. Bring to a simmer and whisk until the mixture is thick and smooth.
  • Stir in the Fontina cheese and diced tomatoes in rich tomato juice; whisk until smooth.
  • Add the pasta to the cheese mixture and stir to coat. Season with salt and black pepper and put into a large buttered casserole dish. In a small bowl combine panko and Parmesan cheese; sprinkle on top of macaroni. Drizzle with olive oil.
  • For creamy baked mac and cheese, place under the broiler for 2 to 3 minutes, watch carefully. You want the top to toast, but no burn. For a more traditional firm baked mac and cheese, bake for 20 minutes until the top is golden.
  • Remove from oven and sprinkle with parsley and serve warm.

Notes

Delicious and easy to customize to your taste!
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