Four-Cheese Pasta Gratin With Oven-Roasted Tomatoes

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20Ingredients
65Minutes
1070Calories

Ingredients

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  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup shallots (minced)
  • 1/2 pound shiitake mushrooms (thinly sliced)
  • salt (to taste)
  • freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme (crumbled)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary (crumbled)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives (snipped, or minced parsley)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk (heated)
  • 4 ounces Italian fontina cheese (grated)
  • 4 ounces mozzarella cheese (grated)
  • 4 ounces crumbled gorgonzola cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese (freshly-)
  • ground nutmeg (Freshly, to taste)
  • salt (to taste)
  • freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 12 roasted tomatoes (oven-)
  • 12 ounces pasta shells (medium-size, to 16 cooked, and drained according to package directions)
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    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a skillet, melt 3 tablespoons of butter. Add shallot and cook, stirring occasionally for 3 minutes, or until softened. Add the mushrooms, salt and pepper, thyme, and rosemary. Cook, stirring occasionally for 2 minutes more or until the mushrooms are lightly golden. Transfer mixture to a bowl and stir in chives or parsley and set aside.
    2. In a saucepan set over moderately-low heat melt butter, add the flour and cook the mixture, whisking, for 3 minutes. Add milk, bring mixture to a simmer, whisking, and simmer, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes or until lightly thickened. Remove saucepan from the heat and stir in the fontina, mozzarella, and gorgonzola and 2/3 cup of the Parmesan cheese, a little at a time, until well combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
    3. To assemble the gratin; in a large bowl toss the pasta with the mushroom mixture. Add 3/4 of the sauce and stir gently to combine. Using remaining 3 tablespoons of butter, butter a 2- to 3-quart gratin dish arrange pasta and diagonal rows of the tomatoes. Top evenly with remaining sauce. Place in oven and bake for 25 minutes or until bubbling and golden.
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    NutritionView More

    1070Calories
    Sodium53% DV1280mg
    Fat95% DV62g
    Protein84% DV43g
    Carbs29% DV86g
    Fiber20% DV5g
    Calories1070Calories from Fat560
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat62g95%
    Saturated Fat37g185%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol180mg60%
    Sodium1280mg53%
    Potassium800mg23%
    Protein43g84%
    Calories from Fat560
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate86g29%
    Dietary Fiber5g20%
    Sugars11g22%
    Vitamin A40%
    Vitamin C8%
    Calcium80%
    Iron20%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.