"The tradition of Italian cooking is that of the matriarch. This is the cooking of grandma. She didn't waste time thinking too much about the celery. She got the best celery she could and then she dealt with it."--Mario Batali

Upscale Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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Contributor:  
The Hitt Family
Added: Thursday, February 23, 2006

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 Tbs. (1/4) stick butter
3 large red bell peppers cut into 1/2-inch pieces
5 celery stalks, chopped
1 1/2 c. whipping cream
1 1/2 c. half and half
1 lb. blue cheese, crumbled
1 tsp. celery seeds
Cayenne pepper
3 large egg yolks
1/2 c. chopped celery leaves
1lb. penne pasta
3/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese

Directions:
Directions:
Melt butter in heavy large skillet over medium- high heat. Add bell peppers and celery, and saute for about 7 minutes. Remove from heat and season with salt and pepper.
Combine cream, half and half, and blue cheese in heavy saucepan. Stir on low heat until cheese melts. Remove from heat. Add celery leaves, Season with cayenne, salt and pepper. Beat yolks in medium bowl to blend. Gradually whisk in half of cheese sauce. Return mixture to suacepan and whisk to blend. Add celery leaves.
Butter 13 x 9 pan. Cook and drain penne. Return to same pot and add sauce and vegetables. Stir to blend. Transfer to baking dish.
Preheat oven to 400. Spinkle parmesan cheese over pasta. Bake until brown- about 25 minutes.

 

 

 

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