Penne with Tomato, Cream, and Five Cheeses

Penne with Tomato, Cream, and Five Cheeses Category Pasta 
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2 cups heavy cream

1 cup choped canned tomatoes in heavy puree

1/2 cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano -- (one and one-half

-- ounces) 1/2 cup coarsely shredded Fontina -- (one and one-half

-- ounces) 4 tablespoons crumbled Gorgonzola -- (one and one-half

-- ounces) 2 tablespoons Ricotta

2 small fresh Mozzarella cheeses -- sliced (one-quarter

-- pound) 3/4 teaspoon Kosher salt

6 basil leaves -- chopped

1 pound imported Penne Rigate

4 tablespoons unsalted butter -- (1 and one-half

-- sticks)

1. Preheat the oven to 500 degrees 2. Bring 5 quarts of salted water to a boil in a stockpot. 3. In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients except the penne and butter. Stir well to combine. 4. Drop the penne into the boiling water and parboil for 4 minutes. Drain in a colander and add to the ingredients in the mixing bowl, tossing to combine. 5. Divide the pasta mixture among six to eight individual, shallow, ceramic gratin dishes (1 and one-half to 2 cup capacity). Dot with the butter and bake until bubbly and brown on top, 7 to 10 minutes.

Posted To Fabfood September 1998~Busted With 2.0 by <melizajane@aol.com>

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