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Saturday, 23 September 2017

Life-crisis seriously cheesy baked rigatoni pie

This is not a cheese recipe to be taken lightly. This is the ultimate cheese-feast for times of complete crisis when comfort food is an essential. Desperate times call for 2 balls of mozzarella, 1/2 a block of mature cheddar and lots of Parmesan!



After a very terrible week I needed the ultimate comfort food and this delicious monstrosity was created. Just look at the cheesy crown; The queen of mac and cheese.



If you want to make it, which you do...then you'll need to follow these steps:

Melt a large chunk of butter in a pan on low-heat until melted. Add sieved flour tbsp by tbsp and splashes of milk until you have a roux. Then it is time for the cheese. Roughly tear a mozzarella ball and add it to the roux along side 1/2 block of grated mature cheddar.


Add grated Parmesan and double cream until the sauce is the a little runnier than you want it (it will thicken).


Keep it on a low heat until it looks like this...


The cheese sauce is done! Next cook the rigatoni and once al-dente put in a cake dish like so:


(This actually doesn't take long and is really easy.) Pour over the cheese sauce making sure that every bit of pasta is covered. Now it's time for the breadcrumbs. I made my own by blitzing some stale bread but do what you wish. It's important to have the breadcrumbs because it means you can push the sauce down and further into the pasta.


Of course the next step requires...more cheese. Tear up another ball of mozzarella and cover your creation...


...followed by Parmesan.


Then into the oven at 180 for 10 minutes until the cheese is bubbling and golden, like this...


Take off the cake casing (I had one of those adjustable ones that are easy to remove but don't worry if you don't because all the cheese forms a crust so it wont be too difficult to get out).





Enjoy,

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4 comments

  1. There is nothing better than pasta with melted cheese! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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    1. So true - I'm properly hungover today as well so cheesy pasta feels like a basic human right at this point haha

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  2. OMG this looks like absolute heaven! You need to move closer so we can have a girly night, you're cooking obvs!
    Jaz xoxo

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    1. Hah! Thanks Jas...luckily I love cooking haha xx

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