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Macaroni, Carciofi, & Cheese Recipe

By drprod
Total Time: 45 minutes | Active Time: | Makes: 6 to 8 servings

This twist on the classic macaroni and cheese was inspired by a trip to Italy.

INGREDIENTS
  • 1 pound macaroni
  • 4 artichokes (or frozen artichoke hearts)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup grated pecorino
  • 8 oz ricotta cheese
  • salt and pepper
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Boil the macaroni until al dente and set aside.
  3. Boil the artichokes until they’re done. (They’re ready when an outside leaf pulls off easily.)
  4. Take out the artichoke hearts.
  5. In a big bowl, mix the artichoke hearts, garlic, eggs, pecorino and ricotta cheese. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Put the macaroni in a layer in a baking pan. Pour the mixture over it.
  7. Bake for around 30 minutes. It’s ready when it’s brown and crispy on top.

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