Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Swiss Linguine Tart

Is it time for Presto Pasta Nights already? Here is another little gem of a cookbook I found hidden in my pantry. It's called Meatless Meals.

I made a good mess putting this dish together but...worth it!



Ingredients..........

½ cup butter, divided
2 cloves garlic, minced
Thinly sliced French bread
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Salt and pepper
Dash if nutmeg
2 ½ cups milk
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 eggs, beaten
8 ounces linguine, cooked and drained
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
1/3 cup sliced green onions
2 tablespoons fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
2 plum tomatoes, each cut lengthwise into eigths

Get ready to rock your cheese loving world !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Melt ¼ cup butter in saucepan and then add garlic. Cook a few minutes and then brush half your garlic butter in a 10-inch pie pan. Line your buttered pan with the French bread slices to form a crust. Now brush the rest of the garlic butter on the bread. Make sure you have the bread slices lined up so you have a 1 inch overhang.



Bake in preheated 400 F oven for 5 minutes. Take it out. Reduce oven temperature to 350 F.

Melt remaining ¼ cup butter in saucepan. Stir in flour and seasonings. Gradually add milk, cooking and stirring constantly until the mixture thickens. Stir in Parmesan cheese. Now stir some of the mixture into the beaten eggs and add that egg mix right back into the sauce.

See how it thickens up – looks delicious!

Take the sauce off the heat and set aside.

Now – take your cooked linguine and combine it in a large bowl with 1 ¼ cups Swiss cheese, green onions and basil.

Pour sauce over the linguine mixture. Toss to coat.

Pour this fabulously cheesing pasta mixture directly on to the French bread. Arrange tomatoes on top and top with remaining Swiss cheese.



Bake for 25 minutes in 350 F. Let it stand about 5 minutes after removing it from the oven so you can slice big wedges.

Look at the layers of pasta and creamy cheese.....



If you like cheese – you will love this recipe. Promise.



I will send this to the Claire at Chez Cayenne, the host this week at Presto Pasta Nights. If you have a pasta dish to share, contact Clare this week. Also sending this to Hearth and Soul.


hearthandsoulgirlichef


19 comments:

Katerina said...

Oh God, with so much cheese you surely created a masterpiece. I love cheese and the two cups of swiss sound perfect to me.

girlichef said...

Seriously, this sounds wonderful, Tina! I wouldn't miss the meat at all! Thanks for sharing it w/ hearth and soul hop this week ...consider my cheese loving world ROCKED ;)

Rita said...

That is what I cl true comfort good; creamy buttery good; perfect for the frigid cold in this ara lately

Claire said...

Ooh, this looks so creamy and warming. Thanks for sending this over to Presto Pasta Nights.

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Claudia said...

This one will hit the spot on a chilly night. Just need to pick up some Swiss cheese and I'm in there.

Velva said...

Cheese is my favorite food! Followed by pasta and bread. :-)

Love your pasta dish. I would not miss the meat at all!

btw, what's up with this weather? We are freezing! Why doesn't Mother Nature give us a snow day too? Stay warm.

Velva

Kim said...

Oh yes! To heck with the meat...bring me a plate of this cheesy pasta and I'd be as happy as ever. Looks delish.

a moderate life said...

HI Tina!!! So nice to see you! I really adore cheesey pasta bakes like this! Certainly is a huge comfort food for me on cold nights. Very neat presentation too! Thanks so much for sharing this on the hearth and soul hop this week! All the best. Alex

Wandering Coyote said...

YOU HAVE GO TO BE KIDDING ME!!!!!!!!

OMG...this is just too, too decadent!

Drick said...

creamy linguine over garlic toast - ingenious - ya know I love cheese so I know I will love this, great idea

Pierce said...

Thanks everyone! I really appreciate all the very nice comments.

This weather has been the pits, and I know that goes for everyone...here I am in Florida and I can tell you, we have had the coldest December and now January on record.

Warm comfort food is what we all need now!

Rhonda said...

Cheese and pasta is heaven for me! Although I might have snuck in a little pancetta or bacon in there being the carnivore that I am.

Anonymous said...

Oh clever - garlic bread bottom ... nice! *makes mental note to try*

Medeja said...

Creamy cheese.. :) Melted creamy cheese with pasta is perfect thing :)

Rosabela said...

This sounds and looks delectable!! I love anything with pasta. :-)

Joanne said...

Anything with that much pasta and cheese has to be delicious! I'm completely enamored.

Pierce said...

It was a winner folks! One of our favorites and it's so hard to eat only one slice.
Thank you all for your very nice comments, it's appreciated!

Couscous & Consciousness said...

Tina - that just looks insane - I know I would totally love this - can't wait to try it :-) What a great little book.
Sue xo

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