Macaroni and Fontina Cheese

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is what you would call "Adult Macaroni and Cheese", although your kids will love it too. Great dish to bring to a Pot luck. From the Dean and Deluca cookbook

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large non stick skillet over moderate heat and stir in the onion.
  3. Add the garlic and cook stirring for 1 minute.
  4. Raise the heat slightly and add the bell peppers.
  5. Cook stirring for 2 minutes.
  6. Add the zucchini and yellow squash and cook stirring for 2 minutes.
  7. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  8. Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted water for 4 minutes.
  9. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  10. Heat the butter in a medium saucepan over moderate heat until it becomes a medium nutty brown.
  11. Stir in the flour, rosemary, sage and bay leaf.
  12. Cook, stirring constantly for 2 minutes.
  13. Slowly add the milk and cook stirring 4-5 minutes or until the sauce is very thick.
  14. Strain the sauce and season with salt and pepper.
  15. Return the pasta to the same large pot and stir in the sauce.
  16. Add the vegetables and 1 cup of the grated fontina cheese and blend completely.
  17. Place the mixture in a deep glass baking dish.
  18. Sprinkle with the remaining fontina cheese.
  19. Bake for 20 minutes, until the pasta is brown and crusty on top.
Most Helpful

Excellent. It's a little labor intensive, but well worth the effort.

Vicki in AZ May 22, 2008