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Farmer's Pasta Recipe

Looking for an easy Farmer's Pasta recipe? Learn how to make Farmer's Pasta using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by uvaallie

Makes 8 servings



food network recipe by Giada De Laurentis

Recipe Ingredients for Farmer's Pasta

1 tbsp Butter, for greasing pan
2 tablespoons (or more) olive oil
6 ounces pancetta, chopped
4 teaspoons minced garlic
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
7 cups whole milk
8 ounces Fontina cheese, grated
4 ounces mozzarella cheese, grated
3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
6 ounces provolone cheese, grated
1 pound rigatoni pasta
3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
3 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
2 cups bread crumbs
2 tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil

Recipe Directions for Farmer's Pasta

  1. Butter a 13 by 9 by 2-inch baking dish. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a heavy large pot over medium-high heat. Add the pancetta and saute until golden and crisp, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the pancetta to a small bowl. Pour off all but 1/4 cup of the pan drippings (if necessary, add more oil to the pan drippings to equal 1/4 cup total). Reduce the heat to medium. Add 3 teaspoons of garlic and saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the flour and whisk for 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in the milk. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the sauce thickens slightly, whisking often, about 5 minutes. Gradually whisk in all the Fontina, mozzarella, Parmesan, and provolone cheeses.

  3. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the rigatoni and cook until almost al dente, stirring occasionally, about 7 minutes. (The pasta will continue cooking in the oven.) Drain pasta and add directly into the cheese. Add the parsley, basil, and pancetta and toss to coat. Season the pasta mixture, to taste, with salt and pepper. Transfer the pasta mixture to the prepared dish.

  4. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil in a heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add the remaining garlic and saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Remove from the heat. Add the bread crumbs and toss to coat. Sprinkle the bread crumb mixture over the pasta mixture. Drizzle the top with extra-virgin olive oil and bake until the sauce bubbles and the bread crumbs are golden brown, about 20 minutes.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 409.2g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
875
Calories from Fat
421
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
46.8g
72%
Saturated Fat
21.5g
107%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
153mg
51%
Sodium
1438mg
60%
Potassium
655mg
19%
Total Carbohydrates
66.8g
22%
Dietary Fiber
1.4g
6%
Sugars
13.6g
Protein
45.4g
Vitamin A 21% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 81% Iron 23%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
    Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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