How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F; butter a 13x9x2-inch glass baking dish.
  • Cook the pasta according to package directions until tender but still firm to bite, stirring occasionally; drain and set aside (about 8 minutes).
  • While the pasta is cooking, in a large heavy saucepan over medium low heat, melt the olive oil and butter together; add the flour and, stirring constantly, cook for 1 minute (don't let it brown), then gradually whisk in the milk and cream.
  • Simmer mixture until it slightly thickens, whisking occasionally, for 3 minutes.
  • Reduce the temperature to low, then gradually stir in the grated cheddar and 1 cup of the blue cheese and cook, stirring, until the cheese melts.
  • Season to taste with salt, freshly ground pepper, and cayenne (if using).
  • Stir in the cooked pasta, making sure it's well-coated with the sauce.
  • Pour mixture into the buttered baking dish, sprinkle with the reserved 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese, and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with the minced chives and serve.
  • Note: also good with a serving of caramelized onions and sauteed mushrooms; also, you can use 2% or skim milk instead of whole, but using whole is how they make it at the restaurant.

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    " It was excellent "
    notyourmomma ate it and said...
    Very good stuff, thanks for the post.
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  • annieamie 10 years ago
    I made this and it was a big hit! Thanks again for a great recipe!
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  • annieamie 10 years ago
    This sounds so delicious! My family is going to love this recipe! Its a keeper!
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  • robbin818 10 years ago
    OMG!!!! Rich, sinful and amazingly delicious!!!! The only change I made was to decrease the cheddar and increase the blue by 1/2 cup each. Ten thumbs up!
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  • rosemaryblue 10 years ago
    Sounds wonderful! Love that Maytag blue cheese!!
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