Thursday, January 2, 2014

French Fridays with Dorie: Dressy Pasta "Risotto"


Creamy & Yummy!

This week's French Fridays with Dorie challenge is for Dressy Pasta "Risotto" which is really a French version of Macaroni and Cheese.  We think of Macaroni and Cheese as being quintessentially American, so what makes it French?  Well, of course, the cheese!  This stove-top method will have you eating an irresistable version of Macaroni and Cheese in less than half an hour.  

So easy to make!
One of Dorie's Bonne Idees is to shave truffles on top - I can only imagine how wonderful that would taste!  But, we do have White Truffle Salt so used it to season the sauce.  Despite the fact that this version of Macaroni and Cheese is made with cream, it's lighter than the typical American version.  You can find the recipe here and it's really worth trying. It makes a wonderful side dish and would be fun to experiment with by adding leftover ham, tuna, peas, any number of add-ins for a main dish.

Bon Appetit!

Splash!  At Sycamore Cove Beach, near Malibu.  (Yeah, I got wet, but it was worth it!)

25 comments:

  1. Oh, yeah, this would make an incredible entree!! YUM!

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  2. Your dressy pasta looks creamy and delicious!! We really enjoyed this one…a perfect side and great by itself! Happy New Year, Susan!

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  3. Oh my, your risotto looks FAB! Will think to add left over tuna to it and PEAS! yes peas will be great! for the next time I make this. Look that this is stovetop cooking too.

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  4. man, I wish I had truffles just lying around that I could use in my cooking! Truffle salt is a nice addition though! Have a great weekend Susan & John!

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  5. That looks great. This was a super tasty recipe!

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  6. Mini farfalle! How adorable!

    (It must have been so much fun waiting for the wave and taking that picture of the splash. It's really just perfect!)

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  7. I forgot I have truffle oil…need to try that out. Good to see you again Susan. Happy New Year.

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  8. Perfect side dish or main with a delicious salad. We loved the simplicity of the recipe. Welcome back and Happy New Year to you both.

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  9. Ham & Peas - adding that to the list of ideas for this one. I wished I had truffles also, but I was a good girl this year and didn't blow the holiday budget for truffles.

    Gorgeous photo - that's why we live in SoCal! Happy New Year!

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  10. Nicely done! An add-in or two certainly would make this a good entree!

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  11. Great to have you back. Your pasta looks delicious:) Happy New Year!

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  12. I'm enjoying seeing all the different pasta shapes everyone used. It's funny that the Frenchifying of this American dish is Italian! Happy New Year!

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  13. This pasta looks scrumptious, love the idea of shaving truffles over the top!

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  14. Very true, this a bit like a French (or Italian?) mac-n-cheese. I didn't even think of that. Delicious either way though.

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  15. Love the waves crashing onto the rocks! I didn't think to use truffle salt but I bet that was delicious! Happy 2014 Susan!

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  16. Your pasta looks wonderful, and I agree, additions would be nice. I used truffle salt too - loved it. Happy New Year!!

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  17. Wow, Susan! This turns macaroni and cheese into a real celebration! It looks so sophisticated, yet so comforting. I have some truffle salt, too! So definitely going to give this one a go! Happy New Year to you and your family! : )

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  18. Yum, wasn't this fun ? I made it as a side dish for the leftover crown roast of pork I served on New Year's Day. The kids ended up just eating bowls of it by itself. So simple, but so good. That shot of the waves was fabulous - great job !!

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  19. I wish I had truffles or even truffle salt! I used dried mushrooms instead but it tasted so good anyway!!

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  20. Looks great! I loved how quick and easy this was too :)

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  21. I love the farfalline! And my guess is that this is SO much better than any Mac & Cheese ever made! ~ David

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  22. Don't we all wish we had a truffle to shave on top? This was a fun one - I would love to try it with different cheeses.

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  23. Truffles would have been quite nice with this. But it was quite tasty.

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  24. Italian cheeses make this French? Um... :O I just loved it so that was all I need. Gorgeous seaside photo my friend. Fantastic!

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  25. This was a good one! I am looking forward to experimenting with this one, too - so many possibilities!

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