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    Cavatappi Casserole With Prosciutto and Three Cheeses

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    42 mins

    10 mins

    32 mins

    Manami's Note:

    For a milder flavor, substitute white Cheddar for the Gruyère and Monterey Jack for Gouda. Cottage Living 9/2006. Have tweaked it with 2% milk and it turned out fine, it was all we had.Update: 06/26/2009 - leave out the salt because the cheeses and prosciutto have enough salt. The hot sauce makes the dish, even when you don't like it - it makes it special.")

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 350ºF.
    2. 2
      Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
    3. 3
      Lightly grease a 13x9" baking dish, and set aside. (Can also use 8 ramekins).
    4. 4
      Cook prosciutto in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often, 6 minutes or until browned and crisp; set aside.
    5. 5
      Melt butter in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
    6. 6
      Add flour, and cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute. Slowly whisk in milk, and cook, whisking constantly, 5 minutes or until smooth mixture comes to a boil and thickens.
    7. 7
      Whisk in salt, black pepper, and, if desired, red pepper or hot sauce.
    8. 8
      Remove from heat and add 1 cup Guyère, whisking until smooth.
    9. 9
      Add Gouda and Parmesan, and whisk until smooth.
    10. 10
      Add prosciutto and pasta, and stir to combine.
    11. 11
      Transfer mixture to prepared dish(or ramekins) top with remaining 1 cup Gruyère.
    12. 12
      Bake at 350ºF for 20 minutes or until bubbly.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 03, 2010

      55

      This is "to die for" comfort food! It actually got a round of applause from my whole family. I substituted Monterey Jack for the Gouda and I used 2% milk and it turned out great. I left out the salt and it was still plenty salty from the prosciutto. This is the perfect meal for a cold rainy day.....loved it!

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    • on June 24, 2009

      55

      The absolute best "mac and cheese"

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    • on June 02, 2009

      55

      This is my 20 yr. old son's absolute favorite meal! I make it as is using all the yummy cheeses and parmasian reggiano . I tried making it with bacon once instead of the prosciutto and it was not as good, will not do that again. You can omit the salt it you salt your pasta water. The cheeses and meat have plenty of salt for flavor! If you love mac n cheese this is a must try!

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    Nutritional Facts for Cavatappi Casserole With Prosciutto and Three Cheeses

    Serving Size: 1 (223 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 634.1
     
    Calories from Fat 234
    37%
    Total Fat 26.1 g
    40%
    Saturated Fat 15.3 g
    76%
    Cholesterol 80.3 mg
    26%
    Sodium 373.5 mg
    15%
    Total Carbohydrate 68.7 g
    22%
    Dietary Fiber 2.5 g
    10%
    Sugars 9.8 g
    39%
    Protein 29.8 g
    59%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    prosciutto

    gouda cheese

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