Image ViaI don't know if I have mentioned it before, but my father in law was the GREATEST cook. Everything he made was delicious and full fat. He was never afraid to use cream or buttah... much like a male Paula Deen!
This recipe is fast with few ingredients and its oh so delicious and creamy! Make it for any get togethers or Christmas parties that you have. It will be WIPED out because its always a hit!
16 oz box of Rigatoni Noodles
8 oz Sharp Cheddar Cheese
8 oz Monterey Jack Cheese
8 oz Parmesan Cheese
2 cups Heavy Cream
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. (The rigatoni noodles get really big so the bigger pot the better) Add pasta and cook until just tender
Transfer pasta to a large bowl. Add cream, and half of all of the cheeses. Stir to combine.
Season with salt and pepper and transfer to a large casserole dish.
Sprinkle remaining cheese on top, and bake until golden bubbly. About 30-45 minutes.
Variations and suggestions:
You could use smaller noodles if thats what you have on hand.
I have also spooned the noodle mixture into lightly greased muffin tins and baked individual portion sizes. It bakes much faster this way, and you could use a smaller noodle size to do this, because the rigatoni gets a little crammed.
Also, I buy the cheddar and monterey jack combined bag of cheese. Shredded monterey jack is hard to find in an individual package. If you do this just buy two bags of combined cheese.