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ITALIAN CHEF AND TV HOST GENNARO CONTALDO BRINGS YOU A COLLECTION OF TASTY RECIPES FROM HIS NEW BOOK THAT ARE QUICK YET COMFORTING
Italian chef and TV host Gennaro Contaldo offers up a collection of quick but comforting recipes
PASTA AL FORNO AI 4 FORMAGGI (MINI ITALIAN MAC ’N’ CHEESE)
“This is the Italian way of preparing mac ’n’ cheese, without the need to make a béchamel sauce. You can use a mixture of any cheeses you have in the fridge.” SERVES 4 Butter, for greasing
320g pasta shapes, either maccheroni or spirallini
70g emmental, grated
80g fontal (a type of fontina cheese that is less oily when melted) or mature (sharp) cheddar, grated
100g gorgonzola, crumbled
3 tbs milk Generous
½ cup (40g) grated parmesan,
plus extra for sprinkling
Lightly grease 4 individual 375ml-capacity ramekin dishes with butter. Preheat the oven grill to high.
Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil and cook the pasta according to packet instructions. Meanwhile, place
the emmental, fontal and gorgonzola cheeses into a large saucepan with the milk, and melt over a gentle heat, stirring with a wooden spoon, until you obtain a creamy consistency.
Drain the pasta and mix into the creamy cheese sauce, stirring in the grated parmesan. Season. Divide between the ramekins, top with some extra grated parmesan and place under the hot grill for 4-5 minutes, until golden-brown.
PER SERVE • 30G PROTEIN • 15G SAT FAT • 56G CARB • 1G SUGARS • 780MG SODIUM • 575 CAL (2400KJ)
COOKBOOK OUT NOW Extracted from Gennaro’s Fast Cook
Italian by Gennaro Contaldo ($39.99, Harper Collins)