Recipe of the Week: Claire’s Four Cheese Spaghetti Bake

Reader Claire kindly sent us her Four Cheese Spaghetti Bake recipe. She says that her family often requests it. I suppose this qualifies as a “comfort food”, for hunkering down in the pandemic.

Ingredients
  • 1-1/2 pounds of cooked spaghetti
  • 1/2 pound Fontina cheese, coarsely shredded (2 cups)
  • 1/2 pound Gruyère Cheese, coarsely shredded (2 cups)
  • 1/4 pound Gorgonzola dolce cheese, crumbled (1 cup)
  • 1/2 pound mozzarella cheese, coarsely shredded (2 cups)
  • Ground pepper, to taste
  • Salt, to taste
Directions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. Butter a 13″-by-9″-inch baking dish.
  3. Cook the spaghetti in a large pot of boiling salted water until it has softened al dente.
  4. Meanwhile, shred and crumble the four cheese ingredients.
  5. Drain well and spread the spaghetti on a baking sheet; let cool.
  6. In a large bowl, toss the Fontina with the mozzarella and Gruyère.
  7. Spread one third of the spaghetti in the prepared baking dish in an even layer.
  8. Sprinkle another third of the mixed cheeses and half of the Gorgonzola over the spaghetti.
  9. Season with pepper and salt.
  10. Repeat with another layer of spaghetti, mixed cheeses, Gorgonzola and salt and pepper. Top with the remaining spaghetti and mixed cheeses.
  11. Bake the spaghetti in the center of the oven until the top is golden brown, about 40 minutes.

SERVING

Let cool slightly before slicing into squares. Can be served with traditional spaghetti side dishes (like these, that I found on-line) and of course the vino: red wine.

STORAGE

This does not store particularly well. But it can be refrigerated for up to three days and then re-heated–preferably in your conventional oven.

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