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Cheesy Baked Pasta

  • Servings
  • Hands-on time
  • Total time
  • Budget
  • 6
  • 15 min
  • 30 min
  • $
Gatheredtable
adapted from Barefoot Contessa

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 cups mozzarella
  • 1 cup parmesan
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • pinch of sea salt, to taste
  • 1 pound penne

Directions

Prep: 1. Preheat oven to 500. 2. Bring salted water to a boil; cook penne according to package instructions. 3. Grate mozzarella and parmesan. Make: 1. Mix cooked penne, mozzarella, parmesan, ricotta and cream (milk also works) in a bowl. Add salt to taste. 3. Divide mixture among oven proof ceramic bowls. 4. Dot top of each bowl with butter. 5. Bake bowls of pasta on cookie sheet for about 15 minutes.

Notes

"This is my daughter's all-time favorite dish. The hands-on time is actually very quick; boiling the pasta and baking makes the elapsed time a little longer." - Mary, Gatheredtable Founder

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