Dressy Pasta “Risotto”

Dressy Pasta "Risotto"

I’m finally back with a French Fridays with Dorie post!  It feels good to be here.  I actually have two more FFWD recipes to tell you about, but I will get to those another day.  If I wait until I have time for a “3 recipe” post, then it may never happen!

This week’s recipe was called Dressy Pasta “Risotto”.  While the technique was vaguely risotto-like, it would have been better to call this “Fancy Mac & Cheese”.  The pasta is cooked in broth until the broth has mostly evaporated, then heavy cream, Parmesan, and mascarpone are mixed in.  This dish is very rich!

"Risotto" on the Plate

I served this “risotto” for a New Year’s Eve dinner with chicken roasted “lazy style” and roasted Brussels sprouts.  We all thought the pasta was delicious (especially my daughter, whose favorite meal is Mac & Cheese).  What a lovely way to end the year!

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20 responses to “Dressy Pasta “Risotto”

  1. kitchconundrum

    Glad you liked it! Love that you also made Brussels spouts. It would be a good side to accompany this tasty dish!

  2. So good to see so many folks back to FFWD,,, Happy New Year to you and I love the accompanying brussel sprouts.. wonderful dish.

  3. Glad to see you back this week, Karen! This was a wonderful dish to come back to. Creamy, luscious and easy to make! Happy New Year!!

  4. Happy New Year Karen! Sounds like a great meal – we had ours with sprouts and Dorie’s 20 minute Duck. Loved this one too!

  5. Sounds really good! So much so I went and grabbed the recipe online;)

  6. Your dinner looks delicious. The pasta was a favorite at my house. Will be making this recipe again. Happy New Year:)

  7. Happy New Year, and welcome back! This was a good one to start with! I thought this was really yummy. Your meal looks fabulous. Happy New Year!

  8. lol, your meal is exactly what mine was, with the “lazy” chicken and the Brussels sprouts! Except I think your pasta turned out better. Very nice!

  9. what a great catch-up !! :) Have a lovely weekend!

  10. Ei

    What a lovely photo! I loved this dish, too. Yum!

  11. I went with the lazy chicken too :-) Great minds must think alike!

    Happy New Year :-)

  12. This was a great recipe :) Have a great week!

  13. I can’t believe how many Doristas made the chicken or served brussels sprouts with this. Great minds indeed think alike :) So glad you enjoyed this. My guys all did too and in fact, I made some again for dinner this evening. I had served it with my leftover New Year’s day pork but the kids then just ate big bowls of the “risotto” by itself. Happy 2014 !

  14. lazy chicken was perfect with this!

  15. What a great combination! Looking at yours I wish I had stopped at the store to buy mascarpone. It looks unbelievably creamy.

  16. Too funny, we made the exact same meal this week. I also used the lazy chicken recipe, which is basically now my go-to chicken recipe, and brussel sprouts. Great minds:-)

  17. teaandscones

    Served mine with Ribs on New Years. Perfect Mac and Cheese. Loved the mascarpone.

  18. I finally jumped back in, too! And what a great recipe to start with! Yours looks delicious!

  19. I certainly know what to serve with this when I make it – chicken and sprouts seem to be the consensus!

  20. What a great menu. I love the lazy people’s chicken (one of my favorites in the book). Happy New Year, Karen!

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