Italian cuisine is one of the most well known cuisines in the world. You can sample some great Italian food in just about every single country around the globe from Asia to Africa. All those mouthwatering pizza and pasta dishes! There are endless varieties, and the unforgettable melting taste is something that you can even get addicted to! In this post we have collected 10 of the most delicious Italian recipes!

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Four Cheese Baked Skillet Rigatoni

  • 450 g mini rigatoni pasta
  • 1 sliced shallot
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp. olive oil
  • 5 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 200 g gruyere cheese, grated
  • 200 g cheddar cheese, grated
  • 200 g fontina cheese, grated
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup bread crumbs
  • Preheat oven to 190 C. Grate all the three types of cheeses into a large bowl. Bring water to a boil and cook the pasta for 3-4 minutes less than called-for time.
  • In an oven-safe skillet heat olive oil and butter, then throw in shallots with a pinch of salt and cook for 2-3 minutes, until soft. Add in garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add flour and cook for 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Pour in milk gradually, to avoid lumps. Add in mascarpone and the grated cheeses, reserving only 1/2 cup of the grated cheese. Stir continuously until mixture gets thicker, about 3-4 minutes. Add seasonings – salt, pepper and nutmeg. Add pasta and toss thoroughly to coat. Sprinkle the top of the mixture with cheese and breadcrumbs.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until top is golden brown and bubbly.