Friday, January 3, 2014

Dressy Pasta Risotto

Dressy Pasta Risotto
Dressy Pasta Risotto is fancy macaroni and cheese.  It is delicious and very easy to make.  In addition, everything is cooked in one pan.  Three big cheers!

To make this French Mac 'n' Cheese begin by melting some butter  in a large skillet.  Once the butter has melted add some chopped onion with some salt and pepper.  When the onion is soft  add some chicken broth (or you can use some chicken bouillon) and some pasta.  Cook the pasta until it has absorbed most of the chicken broth.  Add some heavy cream and cook for 3 minutes.  Next add some Parmesan and mascarpone.  Cook for 1 minute and remove from the heat.  Let the pasta sit for 3 minutes before serving.   

I made this dish for a light dinner and it was a hit.  The pasta absorbed the flavor of the broth and the cheese sauce was very flavorful.  I may not have reduced the chicken broth enough during cooking.  My sauce was a little thin but good.

The recipe can be found on page 369 in "Around My French Table".

22 comments:

  1. Glad you enjoyed this one, Geri! This was a hit in my house, too! Happy New Year!

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  2. Kudos for making this and enjoying it! Looks good!

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  3. Yours looks fabulous. Very creamy! This was definitely a keeper!

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  4. So simple, easy and delicious, glad you enjoyed it too. I will definitely be repeating this recipe. Happy New Year.

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  5. Glad you enjoyed this! We loved it. Happy New Year!

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  6. My sauce was a little thin after simmering with the cream for the suggested time, so I almost let it go for an extra five minutes over what the recipe suggested. It's a repeat for me!

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  7. Happy New Year Geraldine! Glad you enjoyed this dish. Even my fussy family ate it.

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  8. We loved this, too...think it was a winner no matter how thick the sauce was! Happy New Year, Geri!

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  9. Looks like its everyone's favorite and a great start for a new year at FFwD! Yours is DELISH! Will be making this again!

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  10. I drained some of the fluid off my pasta before I added the cheese, Geri. I think next time I will cut back on the broth a bit. We loved this one and I'm glad you did too.

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  11. Great idea to eat it as a meal. I served it as a side, but wanted to eat much more. You solved that problem. Happy New Year!

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  12. Save some for me , happy new year

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  13. Wasn't this yummy? I really liked this one too. I did add a bit of wine, and finished with some truffle salt. A big hit here. Happy New Year!

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  14. too simple and amazing! Love your banner btw! :) Have a great weekend!

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  15. Glad you liked this! I did too.

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  16. I loved this recipe! It was easy and super tasty! I will definitely make it again!

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  17. Can you believe I almost messed this up by getting a 2nd pot out to cook the broth ? Yes, I need to read my recipes more thoroughly :) I found the error of my ways and it came off without a hitch - being loved by the whole family. And I made it again tonight, per their request. Yay !

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  18. This was a big hit at our house too. Happy New Year!!

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  19. Its almost like a cheese soup here isn't it. And THAt sounds just fine to me!

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    1. Trevor, You now have me craving a bowl of Cheese Soup:)

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  20. It was saucy, but I loved what I was able to do with mine. Yours looks fabulous!

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