CHEESY PASTA ASIAGO W/ TRUFFLE OIL

Rose Mary Mogan

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@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.


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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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Bring 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.
2
This is what the pasta looks like up close.
3
These are the main ingredients I used to make the recipe.
4
In a medium size sauce pan over medium low heat, melt 1 stick of butter.
5
Once butter has almost melted add in the cheese cubes, and stir until cream cheese dissolves into melted butter.
6
add 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.
7
Once 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.
8
Pour 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