Rating: 4.5 stars
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This cheesy pasta recipe is in honor of the movie "Tequila Sunrise" where two Hollywood hunks vie for the attention of a beautiful restaurant manager.  But when Mel Gibson oohs and ahhs over Michelle Pheiffer's pasta with four cheeses, a food star is born. 

Recipe by Cooking Light March 1998


Recipe Summary

4 servings (serving size: 1 1/4 cups pasta and 1 tablespoon parmesan)


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Instructions Checklist
  • Melt margarine in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add flour; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly with a whisk. Add pepper, salt, and milk, and bring to a simmer, stirring frequently. Remove from heat, and add fontina, Gorgonzola, and Camembert cheeses, stirring until cheeses melt. Stir in pasta and basil; spoon into each of 4 bowls. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.


Nutrition Facts

485 calories; calories from fat 23%; fat 12.2g; saturated fat 7g; mono fat 3.3g; poly fat 0.9g; protein 23.6g; carbohydrates 68.9g; fiber 3.3g; cholesterol 35mg; iron 3.3mg; sodium 548mg; calcium 453mg.