Happy New Year! Seeing as it’s a brand new year of French Fridays with Dorie, I was hopeful this week’s assignment, dressy pasta “risotto”, would be an instant success. However, Dorie’s recipe, as written, was rather salty for my taste, specifically from the amount of Parmesan AND the chicken bouillon cubes.
To be clear, this “risotto” isn’t a risotto at all but instead a fancy macaroni and cheese. When I read macaroni and cheese, I immediately wanted to add pancetta to the dish. Good thing I didn’t considering the dish’s initial saltiness. Maybe next time I’ll stick with plain water for boiling and forgo the bouillon cubes.
Despite the saltiness, this was a very creamy dish due to the marscarpone cheese. I’ll definitely make this again but will make sure to cut the saltiness and have something sweet to drink!
This dressy pasta “risotto” was made for French Fridays with Dorie, a group of bloggers who are cooking their way through Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours.