I would call this comfort food at its best! Sometimes after long day at work or at home with kids, all you need is to lay back on your chair with some comfort food in your plate and good movie to watch. Such moments, the least you care about is counting calories, just enjoy the deep flavors and unwind from the pressure of stress of the day.
To prepare two generous portions you need:
- 1 cup penne or nearly 250 g (uncooked)
- 1 cup white wine
- 75g gruyere, shredded or small cubes
- 75g emmental, shredded or small cubes
- 75g cheddar, shredded or small cubes
- 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
- pinch of powdered garlic
- 1/2 cup cream
- handful shredded mozzarella
Cook the pasta as per the pack instructions and set aside
Heat the wine (2-3 minutes), when the first bubble starts to show add the cheeses little by little with the cornstarch. When all melted and well incorporated (5-7 minutes) add the pinch of garlic and cream. Cook for another 1-2 minutes.
Mix the sauce with the penne and pour in a baking dish. Cover with a layer of mozzarella and bake in the oven (200°C) until the surface is golden, about 5-8 minutes.
Very easy and ready in less than 30 minutes! The ultimate satisfying food; it’s thick, creamy and rich in flavors. More than that, it is boozy too 🙂
If you want to make a bigger portion just double the ingredients and enjoy it with friends or the next day leftovers.
Nothing says happy more than wine and cheese 🙂 Enjoy!