Recipe by MsKittyKat
A grown up version of the comfort food classic Macaroni and Cheese. I'm fairly certain this came from an issue of Glamour magazine in the late 70's.
Top Review by sarahj
This recipe for three cheese pasta=three words. COMFORT COMFORT COMFORT. Creamy, rich and full of flavor. I used low fat cream cheese instead of the montrachet. I didn't add any of the water as the sauce was just right. Grilled turkey tenderloin on a bed of steamed spinach completed our supper. This is a keeper! Thanks for the recipe!
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried herbes de provence or 1⁄2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crumbled
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1⁄4 brandy
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 3 ounces montrachet (soft mild goat cheese)
- 3 ounces gorgonzola, crumbled
- 1⁄2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
- 3⁄4 lb tricolored corkscrew macaroni
Directions See How It's Made
- In a large heavy skillet cook garlic and herbs in butter and oil over moderate heat, stirring, until garlic is softened but not browned.
- Remove skillet from heat.
- Add brandy and ignite (never do this, I just let the brandy reduce), being careful as flames shoot up.
- Shake skillet gently until flames die out.
- Return skillet to moderate heat and stir in cream.
- Add cheeses, 1 at a time, stirring until each cheese melts before adding the next.
- Cook sauce at a bare simmer until thickened slightly, about 8 minutes.
- Keep sauce warm.
- In a kettle of boiling salted water cook pasta until al dente and reserve about 1/2 cup cooking water.
- Drain pasta well and in a bowl toss pasta with sauce and enough reserved cooking water to reach desired consistency.