CHEESY PASTA ASIAGO W/ TRUFFLE OIL

Rose Mary Mogan

By
@cookinginillinois

I was looking for something quick to make for dinner, and I also wanted to use some of the remaining Asiago cheese left over from the holidays. This is the dish I came up with. It started out as Pasta Alfredo, but then when I added some of the other ingredients, it was just a TASTY GOODNESS OF CREAMY PASTA.

It was also a chance to use this new shaped pasta called Pipe Rigate I had purchased some time ago. I cooked it al dente just 9 minutes, and the two combined cheeses, truffle oil & other ingredients made it a delicious pasta side dish. We loved it, plus it was quick and Easy.

Rating:
☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes
Comments:
Serves:
6 or more depending on portion size
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1 lb
pasta of choice ( i used pipe rigate)
1 stick
butter
1 1/2 c
shredded asiago cheese
2/3 c
grated parmesan cheese
8 oz
softened cream cheese, cut into small pieces
1 Tbsp
granulated garlic(not garlic salt) (less if desired)
11/2 Tbsp
truffle oil or olive oil
1 tsp
coarse black pepper
1 1/2 c
evaporated milk (12 ounce can)
chopped chive or parsley as garnish if desired
1 Tbsp
kosher salt for pasta water

Step-By-Step

1Bring a large pot of water about 6 quarts to a boil adding about 1 tablespoons of kosher salt. This is the bag of pasta I used. Cook according to package directions, We prefer al dente, slightly chewy, but not mushy.
2This is what the pasta looks like up close.
3These are the main ingredients I used to make the recipe.
4In a medium size sauce pan over medium low heat, melt 1 stick of butter.
5Once butter has almost melted add in the cheese cubes, and stir until cream cheese dissolves into melted butter.
6add in the evaporated milk, granulated garlic, pepper, chopped chive if desired, and both parmesan & shredded Asiago. Stir until cheese melts, and sauce begins to thicken.
7Once pasta has reached desired doneness, strain in a colander and add back to pasta pot, drizzling about 1 1/2 tablespoons of truffle or olive oil to pot. This not only adds flavor, but prevents the pasta from clumping together.
8Pour sauce over pasta, and stir till mixed well. Serve immediately while still hot. Add a few chopped chive, parsley or green scallion tops if desired just before serving for garnish.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American