This tops "Hamburger Helper" any day. Only kidding.
This was so delicious and simple to make. I could not locate
any tubetti pasta so I used small elbow macaroni.
The combination of the onions blending with the macaroni while it
cooked gave it such flavor, and then adding cream and the cheeses
made it perfect. We love cooking risotto, it is one of our favorite side
dishes, especially when I blend some Gorgonzola cheese into it.
I mentioned to Jim that I would like to try this recipe with the Gorgonzola
but he said it was good as it is. As with most pasta dishes, this is a recipe
that can be made quickly for a weekday dinner for busy working people.
Pasta with butter and cheese has long been a staple "kid's dish" in my
house. Not that it was passed over by any adults, mind you. Suffice it to
say that it was easy, inexpensive, and best of all - even the most finicky
kids typically would go for a bowl. Which saved a meal, holiday or other
celebration. That said, I have to chuckle because while I love the dish,
I always tried to talk my kids out of ordering this in a restaurant. I figured
it was about 22 cents worth of ingredients that typically get tagged
with a price MUCH higher. But to save a night out, we pay......
Now the recipe results. Lovely, easy, inexpensive and made from
items I have on hand. What's not to love ? I have made pasta a million
times and somehow never prepared it with the onions in the broth first.
As usual with FFWD- Dorie's recipe opened my eyes to a new way.
A very delicious new way to enjoy our pasta. All taste testers
gave two thumbs up, remarking on how creamy it was. Yum.
Happy New Year ~