Dressy Pasta “Risotto” aka Macaroni and Cheese – French Fridays with Dorie

Dressy Pasta “Risotto” aka Macaroni and Cheese – French Fridays with Dorie

The first recipe up for January for French Fridays with Dorie is called Dressy Pasta “Risotto”.  It’s not really a risotto at all. The “risotto” part actually comes from slowly cooking the pasta in (chicken) broth until it is nearly totally absorbed by the pasta, like it would be if it were arborio rice. Other than that, it’s more akin to a fancy mac & cheese.  What would be a quite ordinary dish becomes extraordinary with the addition of freshly grated Parmesan, heavy cream and a dollop of mascarpone. The rich sauce tasted much like the one I use for potatoes gratin, and I was tempted to add a dash of nutmeg to it, but everyone who had a spoon in the pot said to leave it alone. I know when I am outvoted, and truth be told, it didn’t need it. (Although, I may try it again with this addition another time.)

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