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.
serves6 or more depending on portion size
prep time10 Min
cook time25 Min
pasta of choice ( i used pipe rigate)
1 1/2 c
shredded asiago cheese
grated parmesan cheese
softened cream cheese, cut into small pieces
granulated garlic(not garlic salt) (less if desired)
truffle oil or olive oil
coarse black pepper
1 1/2 c
evaporated milk (12 ounce can)
chopped chive or parsley as garnish if desired
kosher salt for pasta water
How To Make
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.
This is what the pasta looks like up close.
These are the main ingredients I used to make the recipe.
In a medium size sauce pan over medium low heat, melt 1 stick of butter.
Once butter has almost melted add in the cheese cubes, and stir until cream cheese dissolves into melted butter.
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.
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.
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.
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