Monday, September 21, 2009

Triple Cheese Bake.

After canning tomatoes with my friend Robyn on Saturday - and her looking through my recipe box and finding this recipe I have been thinking about comfort food.

With darkness falling upon us early and several cool nights I have been thinking about chili, hot dish, stew, and this - triple cheese bake. Comfort food at its finest. This "grown up" version of mac 'n' cheese is sure to please!

Triple Cheese Bake
1 package pasta
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon basil
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 1/2 cups milk
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 cup shredded swiss cheese

Cook pasta according to package directions. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large saucepan melt butter. Stir in flour, basil, salt, and pepper. Gradually stir in milk over medium heat. Cook and stir until mixture thickens and bubbles. Remove from heat. Add 1 cup cheddar and all the parmesan cheese. Mix well. Stir in pasta. Spoon half of the pasta mixture into a 9x13 baking dish. Top with swiss cheese and then remaining pasta mixture. Cover. Bake for 25 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Uncover, top with remaining cheddar cheese, and return to oven until cheese is melted.

My pictures do not do this dish justice; you must try it to reveal in the goodness.

Happy Fall!

1 comment:

Nicole said...

Yeee, sounds delish. Don't you hate when you take a picture of food and it doesn't look nearly as good as it tastes and looks right in front of you. I can tell this is delicious though. 3 kinds of cheese!