Mascarpone Baked Pasta
Fontina and Mascarpone Baked Pasta with Garlic Olive Oil Recipe
-1 pound uncooked penne
-1 tablespoon Sonoma Farm Infused Garlic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
-1/4 cup all-purpose flour (about 1 ounce)
-3 cups milk
-2 cups (8 ounces) shredded fontina cheese
-1/4 cup (2 ounces) mascarpone cheese
-3/4 teaspoon salt
-1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
-3 (1-ounce) slices white bread
-1 tablespoon butter
-1 1/2 tablespoons chopped parsley
Cook pasta according to package directions, Drain; keep warm.
Preheat oven to 350°.
Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and milk in a large saucepan over medium heat, stirring with a whisk. Cook 10 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly with a whisk. Remove from heat; add cheeses, stirring with a whisk until smooth. Stir in salt and black pepper. Add cooked pasta, stirring to coat. Spoon pasta mixture into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray.
Tear bread into several pieces. Place bread in a food processor; process until fine crumbs measure 1 1/2 cups.
Melt butter and garlic olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Remove from heat. Stir in breadcrumbs until well combined. Sprinkle breadcrumb mixture evenly over pasta mixture. Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle with parsley.