Pasta with Sundried Tomatoes and Garlic Fromage Blanc Sauce
This dish is an easy one to whip together for a fancy but simple supper, and can be served with sourdough bread and cultured garlic butter for an Italian cultured kick. You can also add a spicy ground pork sausage to the sauce before serving to make the dish a bit more filling.
1 pound spaghetti or alfredo
6 cloves garlic, unpeeled
10 ounces fromage blanc
8 oil-packed sundried tomatoes, minced
Salt and pepper to taste
Cook pasta in boiling salted water until tender, drain, and toss with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Set aside to cool.
Preheat oven to 350 ° F. Place the unpeeled garlic cloves in a shallow baking dish and drizzle with 2 tablespoons olive oil.
Bake the garlic in the heated oven for 35 minutes, taking them out and stirring them around periodically during this time. Bake them until they are slightly discolored and rather soft.
Cool the garlic for a while and then squeeze them from the skins into a medium bowl. Mash the roasted garlic a bit with a fork, then pour in the minced tomatoes.
Add the cheese and pasta, and drizzle the whole thing with the leftover oil that the garlic was roasted in. Use some salad tongs to toss the mixture.
This can be either served chilled or baked in a covered glass dish in the oven at 250°F until hot through, then served.
Will keep covered in plastic in the refrigerator for up to one week.
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