“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Crispy Mascarpone Rigatoni

October 14, 2019 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Crispy Mascarpone Rigatoni. Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Large Rigatoni Pasta, Mascarpone, Wisconsin Ricotta Cheese, Wisconsin Romano Cheese, and Wisconsin Provolone Cheese. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website where you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines so be sure to check it out! Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Crispy Mascarpone Rigatoni
Large breaded and fried rigatoni pasta is stuffed with a savory mascarpone filling and served with marinara sauce topped with shaved provolone.

Recipe Ingredients:
1/2 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin Crave Brothers Mascarpone
1 1/2 cup (12 ounces) Wisconsin Ricotta Cheese
1 cup (about 3 ounces) Wisconsin Romano Cheese, finely grated
2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder
3 large eggs
2 tablespoons water
1 pound large rigatoni pasta, cooked al dente
2 cups fine bread crumbs
Olive oil for frying
2 cups marinara sauce (homemade or purchased)
Fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
1/2 pound Wisconsin Provolone Cheese, shaved

Cooking Directions:
1 – In medium mixing bowl, whisk together the mascarpone, ricotta, Romano, mint and cocoa. Refrigerate for one hour.
2 – Preheat oven to 400ºF (205ºC).
3 – In medium bowl, beat eggs and water together. Dip rigatoni in egg mixture and roll in bread crumbs; being sure to coat ends well.
4 – Pour 1/4 inch olive oil in bottom of large sauté pan. Heat oil over medium heat. Fry rigatoni until crisp on each side, about 1 minute. Remove and drain on paper towels.
5 – Pipe refrigerated cheese filling into fried rigatoni and place in baking pan; bake for 5 minutes.
6 – Meanwhile, heat marinara sauce. Place a dollop of sauce on small plate and place 5 stuffed rigatoni on top at various angles. Garnish with fresh basil. Sprinkle with shaved Provolone cheese.

Makes 12 (5 piece) servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/crispy_mascarpone_rigatoni_recipe.html

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