Friday, November 30, 2012

Food For Life: Mac and Cheese with a twist

Macaroni and cheese is a classic meal great for kids but what about for the adults? Why not try a more "sophisticated" mac and cheese with roasted chicken, goat cheese and rosemary for a rustic yet class recipe. And if you are vegetarian, forget the chicken.. it'll taste just as amazing!

YIELD: 8 servings
PREP TIME: 15 minutes
COOK TIME: 25 minutes


1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 pound dried rigatoni
1 quart heavy cream
2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
1 clove fresh garlic, crushed
8 ounces goat cheese
2 cups shredded roasted chicken

salt and pepper to taste


1. Place a large pot of salted water over high heat and bring to a rapid boil. Add the oil and rigatoni to the water and cook accordingly to the directions on the package, 10-12 minutes.

2. While you are waiting for the water to boil, pour the cream into a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add the rosemary and garlic to the cream and bring it to a simmer - take care not to let it boil over. Allow the cream to reduce by about half.

3. Stir in the goat cheese and chicken and continue cooking cooking it till the cream coats the back of a spoon.

4. Thoroughly drain the pasta. Add the pasta to the sauce. Coat the pasta in the sauce and simmer over low heat for a few minutes. Serve hot.
-My Baking Addiction adapted from Live to Cook