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Creamy Four Cheese Pasta

This creamy four cheese pasta dish is simple to make and will be a hit with the entire family! It is great as a side next to some grilled chicken or a juicy steak, or roast some portobella mushrooms and serve it up on #meatlessmonday. A great comfort food meal that is ready in 15 minutes. From Easy Pasta Sauces.

This creamy four cheese pasta dish is simple to make and will be a hit with the entire family! It is great as a side next to some grilled chicken or a juicy steak, or roast some portobella mushrooms and serve it up on #meatlessmonday. A great comfort food meal that is ready in 15 minutes.

This creamy four cheese pasta dish is simple to make and will be a hit with the entire family! It is great as a side next to some grilled chicken or a juicy steak, or roast some portobella mushrooms and serve it up on #meatlessmonday. A great comfort food meal that is ready in 15 minutes. From Easy Pasta Sauces.

This creamy cheese pasta dish is a great mid-week meal; and you can use a combination of any four cheeses. We have suggested some provolone, cheddar, pecorino cheese and asiago. But you can easily substitute in some parmesan, mozzarella, colby or monetary jack. You want to try and balance the creamy cheeses with something stronger. This will ensure the sauce is perfectly cheesy.

The sauce is milk based thickened with a roux. Don’t worry about this, it sounds more daunting than it is. Just make sure the flour has been stirred well into the melted butter. The mixture will look like lumpy wet sand before you slowly whisk in the milk. Add the milk slowly and you will be rewarded with a silky smooth sauce.

This creamy four cheese pasta dish is simple to make and will be a hit with the entire family! It is great as a side next to some grilled chicken or a juicy steak, or roast some portobella mushrooms and serve it up on #meatlessmonday. A great comfort food meal that is ready in 15 minutes. From Easy Pasta Sauces.

Serving Suggestion:

Side: This creamy four cheese pasta makes a great side dish. We would suggest serving this with a seared steak (or large mushroom) and an arugula salad. Dress the salad simply with some extra virgin olive oil and shave over a little pecorino or parmesan.

Wine: This cheese pasta is perfect for pairing with a variety of wines. Try a crisp dry whites such as Verdicchio or Soave to cut through the richness. Or pick a light unoaked Chardonnay to enhance the rich butteriness.
If you prefer a red than pick a lighter red such as Merlot or if you can find it a Barbera. 

This creamy four cheese pasta dish is simple to make and will be a hit with the entire family! It is great as a side next to some grilled chicken or a juicy steak, or roast some portobella mushrooms and serve it up on #meatlessmonday. A great comfort food meal that is ready in 15 minutes. From Easy Pasta Sauces.

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This creamy four cheese pasta dish is simple to make and will be a hit with the entire family! It is great as a side next to some grilled chicken or a juicy steak, or roast some portabella mushrooms and serve it up on #meatlessmonday. A great comfort food meal that is ready in 15 minutes. From Easy Pasta Sauces.
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Creamy Four Cheese Pasta

This creamy four cheese pasta dish is simple to make and will be a hit with the entire family! It is great as a side next to some grilled chicken or a juicy steak, or roast some portobella mushrooms and serve it up on #meatlessmonday. A great comfort food meal that is ready in 15 minutes.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 414 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb cavatappi pasta (450g)
  • 1/2 stick butter (4 Tbsp)
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded provolone cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded pecorino cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded asiago cheese
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp dried parsley

Instructions

  1. Bring a pan of water to a boil, salt it generously and then cook the pasta until al-dente.
  2. Reserve a cup of the pasta cooking water and then drain.
  3. While the pasta is cooking add the butter to a small saucepan and melt over medium-low heat.
  4. Once melted add in the flour and whisk to combine.
  5. Whisking the sauce and slowly pour in 1/2 cup of the milk. Continue whisking and adding milk until you have added it all. Then cook and whisk for 4 minutes, until the sauce has thickened.
  6. Add in the shredded cheeses one by one and then stir gently to melt them into the sauce.
  7. Stir in the dried basil and parsley. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Add the with pepper and basil and stir to combine.
  9. Toss the cooked pasta into the cheese sauce adding a couple of tablespoons of the cooking water to ensure the sauce coats all the pasta equally.
  10. Serve as a side or a main meal.
Nutrition Facts
Creamy Four Cheese Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 414 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 371mg 15%
Potassium 236mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 48g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 9.9%
Calcium 33.6%
Iron 5.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 For another great vegetarian pasta dish, try our Roasted Cauliflower with Creamy Garlic Spaghetti.

This Creamy Garlic Spaghetti with Roasted Cauliflower is an elegant yet simple vegetarian pasta dinner. Perfect for entertaining or meatless Monday.

This creamy four cheese pasta dish is simple to make and will be a hit with the entire family! It is great as a side next to some grilled chicken or a juicy steak, or roast some portobella mushrooms and serve it up on #meatlessmonday. A great comfort food meal that is ready in 15 minutes. From Easy Pasta Sauces.

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