Individual Pasta Gratins With Goat Cheese/Sage/Mushrooms

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 50 mins

This is loosely based on a Martha Stewart recipe. It calls for strozzapreti (which means "preist strangler") and is shaped like a rolled towel. Serve this dish with a wonderful salad of greens or sliced tomatoes & onions, a healthy warm crusty 7 grain bread & some nice wine.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  2. Add pasta; cook according to package instructions until al dente.
  3. Drain; set aside.
  4. Pulse bread in a food processor until coarse crumbs form (you should have 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons); set aside.
  5. Preheat oven to 375°.
  6. Whisk milk, flour, chopped sage, salt, and pepper in a medium saucepan.
  7. Bring to a boil, whisking often.
  8. Add 3 ounces cheese, and cook, whisking constantly, until thick enough that whisk leaves a trail, about 2 minutes more.
  9. Remove from heat, and set aside.
  10. Lightly coat six (10oz) gratin dishes with cooking spray.
  11. Set on a rimmed baking sheet, and space at least 1" apart; set aside.
  12. Toss mushrooms, pasta, and cheese mixture in a large bowl.
  13. Divide among prepared dishes.
  14. Crumble the remaining cheese over each, dividing evenly, and sprinkle with breadcrumbs.
  15. Cover each dish with foil.
  16. Bake until mushrooms are tender, 25 to 30 minutes.
  17. Remove foil.
  18. Bake until the breadcrumbs are browned, about 7 minutes more.
  19. Transfer to wire racks; let cool 5 minutes.
  20. Garnish each gratin with 2 sage leaves.
  21. Enjoy!

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