4 Cheese Baked Macaroni - Italian Style

Recipe by msintrepid
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READY IN: 1hr 5mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Pre-heat oven to 375.
  • Mix first 4 ingredients with a pinch of salt and pepper in a bowl; set aside.
  • Cook Pasta al dente, drain and rinse under cold water.
  • Set pasta aside.
  • Heat 4 Tablespoons of the butter, add onions and saute, stirring until onions are translucent.
  • Add garlic, stir until garlic is fragrant.
  • Add flour; lower heat and cook, stirring frequently.
  • Add half and half a 1/2 cup at a time, stirring after each addition, until sauce thickens.
  • Stir in the cheeses, saving 1 cup of the Fontina.
  • Simmer until cheese is melted and sauce is creamy.
  • Taste and adjust salt and pepper.
  • Add Cayenne.
  • Use cooking spray to coat casserole- you should need about a 3 qt size.
  • Place pasta in casserole.
  • Top with sauce, stir to distribute evenly.
  • Place reserved fontina on top.
  • Sprinkle bread crumbs.
  • Dot with remaining butter.
  • Bake 40 minutes, until top is brown and it's bubbly.
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