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Three Cheese Pasta: the tasty, easy recipe for a delicious comfort food dish

Total time: 30 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 4 people
By Cookist
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When you need a fast, hearty, comforting dish to satisfy your hunger on a busy weeknight, nothing hits the spot like this simple three-cheese pasta. With a rich cheesy taste and creamy, smooth sauce, three cheese pasta is a quick main dish you can make in less than 20 minutes that doesn't skimp on flavor.

It's a mouthwatering vegetarian-friendly pasta dish that everyone will love. Use any type of pasta you like to make this tasty dinner and try customizing it by mixing up the cheese blend. You can even make it healthier by throwing in some sautéed or roasted veggies – great for getting your kids to eat their greens!

Serve your three cheese pasta with some garlic bread for a perfect fast, tasty meal.

What are the Best Cheeses for Pasta?

When it comes to the best cheeses for pasta, there's no wrong answer. For convenience, this recipe calls for an Italian cheese blend, which usually consists of parmesan, asiago, and pecorino, although the exact blend differs from brand to brand.

Other great pasta cheeses include mozzarella, cheddar, ricotta, feta, grana padano, provolone, and blue cheeses like gorgonzola. Use your favorites!

For best results, grate the cheese yourself – this will ensure it melts evenly into a perfectly smooth sauce.

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Tips for the Best Three Cheese Pasta

Use any type of pasta you like in this recipe. Spaghetti is great, but so are penne, fusilli, pappardelle, cavatelli, and farfalle. There's no wrong option!

Feel free to add in your favorite veggies. Asparagus, broccoli, cauliflower, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, zucchini – just about anything would make a delicious addition!

The best herbs for this dish are parsley, thyme, sage, and basil.

To make this dish vegetarian-friendly, use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth.

Add in some tomato sauce for an even more delicious sauce.

How to Store Three Cheese Pasta

Keep any leftover three cheese pasta in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Ingredients
Pasta
12 ounces
Extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp
Garlic, minced
3 cloves
Heavy Cream
3/4 cup
Chicken broth
3/4 cup
italian cheese blend, shredded
3/4 cup
salt and pepper to taste
fresh herbs, chopped
2 tbsp

How to Make Three Cheese Pasta

Prepare the pasta according to the directions on the packet for al dente. Drain and set aside, keeping 1 cup of pasta water.

Sauté the garlic in the olive oil over medium heat. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in the heavy cream, chicken broth, and ½ cup of pasta water.

Stir in the cheese mix.

Mix.

Add in the pasta.

Stir well to coat. Take the pan off the heat. Add salt and pepper and garnish with fresh chopped herbs.

Serve and enjoy!

Notes

If you prefer, you can use low-sodium chicken broth.

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