lincolnshire pasta al gratin
this Macaroni Cheese is a classic Italian dish and in Northern Italy, Fontina and Parmesan cheeses would be used but obviously I’m giving it a Lincolnshire twist so am substituting the Parmesan with a vintage Lincolnshire Poacher and the Fontina for the Cote Hill Yellow which, with it’s creamy texture should add a wonderfully velvety texture to the final dish. The real trick to this however is making a rich bechamel sauce, if you’re patient with this and also ensure that you drain the pasta when it’s still slightly undercooked you will create a mac n cheese worthy of a chilly Autumn evening…
This pasta is so cheesy…looks so delicious!!!!
london bakes says
This sounds so decadent and just perfect for this chilly weekend. I'm not going to be able to think of anything other than a steaming bowl macaroni cheese for the rest of the day!
Inside a British Mum's Kitchen says
I was back visiting family last week and it was indeed rather soggy – but still wonderful 🙂 Love this pasta and more to the point my picky eater will inhale this – so thank you!
Jo Romero says
I LOVE the look of this Dom, so brilliant you used your local cheeses… I wish I could grab it from the screen and have a bite! Great stuff Dom x
What's Baking?? says
a comforting food..lovely pasta.
Lianne Marie Mease says
Mmmmm pasta al forno is always a winner.
What's that expression? Great minds… I have spent much of this morning thinking about macaroni and cheese, but not entirely of the traditional type. I intend to make macaroni that is combined with cheese as a side for supper tonight. There will be no bechamel, and no baking. Stand by for details on the 11 pm news.
Sue/the view from great island says
I love the British twist on this, and it looks so crisp and crunchy along the sides, yum!
That is a great recipe Dom, warming, comforting and tasty all in one dish. Good luck with the basket sorting ;0)
Oh yes please Dom! Perfect for these chilly days.
Wish I had a Dom to cook for me occasionally 🙁
Stephanie Muzzall says
mmm Pasta is perfect for this cold snap!
The KitchenMaid says
I think I got fatter just reading this. I have a secret passion for really good macaroni cheese – can you make me some when I am in your neck o' the woods NEXT JULY? x
Magnolia Verandah says
Oh I do love the change of seasons and I am so grateful that Melbourne does, on a small scale, fulfil this need. Of course those winter woolies accommodate a multitude of sins – more room for macaroni I say!
Marmaduke Scarlet says
I love macaroni cheese; it reduces me to childhood! Perfect comfort food (particularly when I am shaking off a cold as I am now). But I have a massive bone to pick with you . . . you keep using Lincolnshire Poacher in your recipes and it sounds delicious but I haven't been able to get any down here in London (wails!!!!) I am dying to taste some 🙂
Oh yes Dom, this is so right for this cold cold weather that has suddenly sprung upon us and sounds particularly delicious with your Lincolnshire cheeses. Only don't put your walking boots away, winter is often the best time for it.
Karen S Booth says
Fog! Just mentioned that in my blog post, weird isn't it? Great cold weather recipe Dom and love your photos too, now pass a plate over here! Love Lincolnshire cheeses…..and sausages! Karen xx
From Beyond My Kitchen Window says
I agree with using a full fat milk. I think it makes all the difference. Looks fabulous Dom.
Michael Toa says
That looks so scrummy Dom! I love a good mac and cheese and this is just fab!
That is my idea of the perfect meal to eat on a foggy, miserable day. I like to have a great big dollop of sweet, spicy chutney on the side with a dish like this. Or if that's not available, I would settle (dare I admit it???) for a blob of good old fashioned brown sauce!
Baking Addict says
I love pasta and this is definitely perfect for the cold wintry months ahead 🙂
Global weirding.. I like that.. so much more fitting!! lol
What can I say? The gratin looks and sounds amazing! True comfort food!