Wednesday, May 13, 2009

My favorite Un-comfort food

I call this un-comfort food cause when I make it I try to hog as much as I can for me. I usually eat so much of this I sit all night being uncomfortable.

The recipe is from Giada DeLaurentiis

1 lb elbow macaroni

3 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 lb mushrooms

1 onion, chopped

2 garlic cloves, chopped

1 - 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes

1 bag spinach (or 1 - 10 oz frozen)

1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flake

1/2 cup bread crumbs

1/4 & 1/3 cup each Parmesan and Romano cheese, grated

4 tablespoons butter

12 oz mozzarella cheese, cubed

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cook macaroni in a large pot til tender but firm to bite. Drain.

In a large skillet heat olive oil. Add mushrooms, onion and garlic. Cook til mushrooms are tender. Stir in tomatoes, spinach and pepper flakes. Cook til spinach is done.

In a small bowl combine bread crumbs, 1/4 cup of Parmesan and Romano cheese. Coat a 9 x 13 glass baking dish with 2 tablespoons of the butter. Coat the bottom only with half of the bread crumb mixture.

In a large bowl combine the veggie mix, macaroni, mozzarella cheese, remaining Parmesan and Romano cheeses and nutmeg. Spoon into the baking dish. Dot the top with the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and the other half of the bread crumb mix.

Bake til the top is golden brown, about 30 minutes.


Posted @ Southern Hospitality Recipe Party


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Now this looks yummy...I see why you hog it for yourself! Thanks soooo much for sharing it.


Mrs. P. said...

This looks very yummy!


sweetjeanette said...

I love mac-n-cheese...who doesn't? Thanks for this different mac recipe! (dropping by from Rhoda's recipe party)

heartnsoulcooking said...

I love pasta and this sounds GREAT!!!

Allison Shops said...

Looks great!

Allyson said...

Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

That sounds heavenly!! I love Giada's recipes. Thanks for joining in the party.