Pennette al Forno (Pasta Bake with Spicy Salami and Four Cheese Sauce)

For a simple but very special supper, Gino D'Acampo cooks a dreamy four-cheese pasta bake, speckled with spicy salami
By Gino D'Acampo
Pennette al Forno (Pasta Bake with Spicy Salami and Four Cheese Sauce)
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Effort: easy

Ingredients

  • 500 g penne
  • 50 g butter
  • 200 g full-fat cream cheese
  • 70 g gorgonzola cheese, chopped
  • 70 g cheddar cheese, grated
  • 125 ml full-fat milk
  • 150 g spicy salami, sliced
  • 3 tbsp flat leaf parsley
  • black pepper
  • 50 g grated parmesan

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180C/gas 4. Cook the pasta in salted boiling water until al dente - the pasta should still have a bit of a bite to it. Drain and return to the saucepan.

2. Stir in the butter, soft cheese, Gorgonzola and cheddar. Add the milk, and stir over a gentle heat until creamy.

3. Stir in the salami and parsley, and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

4. Spoon the pasta mixture into a large ovenproof dish, sprinkle over the Parmesan cheese and bake for 15 minutes, until the top is golden and crisp.

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