Penne with Five Cheeses

Kosher salt 1/4 cup crumbled Italian Gorgonzola (1 1/2 ounces) 2 tablespoons ricotta cheese 1/4 pound fresh mozzarella, sliced 6 fresh basil leaves, chopped 1 pound imported penne rigate pasta 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter

Yield: 6 servings
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  • Kosher salt
  • 2 cup(s) heavy cream
  • 1 cup(s) crushed tomatoes in thick tomato puree
  • 1/2 cup(s) freshly grated Pecorino Romano 1 1/2 oz.
  • 1/4 cup(s) crumbled Italian Gorgonzola 1 1/2 oz.
  • 1/2 cup(s) shredded imported Italian fontina 1 1/2 oz.
  • 2 tablespoon(s) ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 pound(s) fresh mozzarella sliced
  • 6 fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 1 pound(s) penne rigate pasta
  • 4 tablespoon(s) unsalted butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F.

  2. Bring 5 quarts of salted water to a boil in a stockpot.

  3. Combine all the ingredients except the penne and butter in a large mixing bowl. Mix well.

  4. Drop the penne into the boiling water and parboil for 4 minutes. Drain well in a colander and add to the ingredients in the mixing bowl, tossing to combine.

  5. Divide the pasta mixture among 6 shallow ceramic gratin dishes (1 1/2 to 2-cup capacity). Dot with the butter and bake until bubbly and brown on top, 7 to 10 minutes.

October 2011

This recipe is a personal recipe added by GeorgiaRaby and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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