March 6, 2016 — English
‘…it’s the creamy Fontina cows milk cheese which makes this yummy dish have an Italian spin. It’s warming, and quick, which in winter is just what you want. I had three plates!’
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500g of cauliflower
300g tortiglioni, rigatoni or penne pasta
1 clove garlic
2 sticks celery
150g smoked pancetta or bacon
3 bay leaves
1tsp fresh thyme leaves
2 tbs butter
2 tbs plain flour
500ml chicken stock
200ml white wine
200g grated fontina cheese (or gruyere or cheddar)
100g low fat cream cheese
4 tbs half fat crème fraiche (optional)
Salt and pepper
100g grated parmesan
50g bread crumbs
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This satisfying winter warmer is a cauliflower cheese in the guise of an Italian pasta bake. It has a crunchy top with a soft and savoury filling. Fontina works well in the sauce and gives the dish an Italian flair. It’s impossible not to like!
Tip: Omit the pancetta and use vegetable stock for a vegetarian version.
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