Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 25 mins

I toyed with some selected ingredients from the RSC #11 contest, added my own and came up with this delightful pasta recipe. My family fell in love with it and told me that it just could be a winner.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a bowl, toss together Asiago, Gouda, Parmesan and Philadelphia cheese; set aside.
  2. In a large cooking or pasta pot, fill 3/4 full with water and bring to boil.
  3. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of salt and penne and fusilli pasta.
  4. Cook for 20 minutes or until pasta is el dente.
  5. In the meantime, in a medium-size saucepan on medium-high heat melt butter; add garlic and cook for 1 minute stirring often.
  6. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in flour, mustard powder, nutmeg, cayenne pepper and mix well to blend.
  7. Whisk in 1/2 cup of milk and whisk to blend.
  8. Return saucepan to heat and stir in the remaining milk and bring to boil; reduce heat and simmer for 1 minute.
  9. Set aside 3/4 cup of mixed cheese to be used for topping.
  10. Add remaining cheese by handfuls to the saucepan and stir to dissolve.
  11. Add oregano, dill weed, salt and pepper and stir well.
  12. Drain pasta well and place in a 13 x 9 inch oven-proof casserole dish.
  13. Pour sauce mixture over pasta.
  14. Sprinkle the reserved 3/4 cup of cheese mixture evenly over the top.
  15. Place the casserole dish under the broiler on HIGH for about 3 - 4 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  16. Serve while hot.


Most Helpful

This is delicious and definitely ranks as high-end comfort food. It has a lot of what I refer to as "moving parts" and is not a dish I'd make regularly. Still, it was a great excuse to have something completely indulgent and I'm glad I tried it!

mersaydees May 08, 2011

I'm giving this recipe 3 stars. It was just OK for us. I think it is a creative use of ingredients but the combination of spices just wasn't to our liking. I did enjoy the combination of cheeses. However, I would melt the cream cheese in with the milk so so the small cubes would melt completely. I liked adding some of the cheese to the top, but the cream cheese did not melt completely this way and I ending up having to mix it all in with the pasta anyway while it was broiling. Good luck in the contest, Chef!

Lainey6605 February 22, 2008

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