Pepato & Cheddar Stovetop Mac

Pepato & Cheddar Stovetop Mac
Pepato & Cheddar Stovetop Mac
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Yield: 6-8 servings
Photo and Recipe courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.
Italian Pasta
Ingredients
  • 12 ounces penne pasta
  • 1/2 c. leeks (white part only) or white onion, julienned
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 c. fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tsp. garlic, minced
  • 1 c. heavy cream
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 c. (about 3 oz.) pepato cheese, grated
  • 1/4 c. chives, chopped
  • Salt to taste
Directions

Cook pasta according to package instructions, or until al dente. Rinse with warm water, drain and set aside.

Meanwhile, sauté leeks or onions in olive oil for 1 minute, until limp. Add mushrooms and garlic and continue sautéing for 3 minutes until mushrooms are tender. Add cream and bring to simmer. Reduce heat and add cheeses, stirring constantly, just until melted. Add chives and pasta; stir well.

Spoon into serving dish and, if desired, sprinkle with additional pepato cheese. Serve immediately.