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4 Cheese Baked Macaroni Italian Style

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no dieters allowed!! this is serious comfort food.

4 cheese baked macaroni   italian style image

Time: 65 minutes

Number Of Ingredients: 15

Ingredients: italian style breadcrumbs,parmesan cheese,fresh italian parsley,dried oregano,salt and pepper,cayenne pepper,half-and-half,ziti pasta,unsalted butter,onion,garlic,flour,provolone cheese,bel paese cheese,fontina cheese


  1. pre-heat oven to 375
  2. mix first 4 ingredients with a pinch of salt and pepper in a bowl
  3. set aside
  4. cook pasta al dente , drain and rinse under cold water
  5. set pasta aside
  6. heat 4 tablespoons of the butter , add onions and saute , stirring until onions are translucent
  7. add garlic , stir until garlic is fragrant
  8. add flour
  9. lower heat and cook , stirring frequently
  10. add half and half a 1 / 2 cup at a time , stirring after each addition , until sauce thickens
  11. stir in the cheeses , saving 1 cup of the fontina
  12. simmer until cheese is melted and sauce is creamy
  13. taste and adjust salt and pepper
  14. add cayenne
  15. use cooking spray to coat casserole- you should need about a 3 qt size
  16. place pasta in casserole
  17. top with sauce , stir to distribute evenly
  18. place reserved fontina on top
  19. sprinkle bread crumbs
  20. dot with remaining butter', "bake 40 minutes , until top is brown and it's bubbly"]
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