Sunday, October 21, 2007

Dracula's Revenge

Dracula's RevengeI don't know why this is called "Dracula's Revenge" because with all the garlic in this baby that vampire isn't getting anywhere close to you. For days.

But don't let that scare you because this is one of the top ten most requested meals around here, very kid-friendly with all that cheesy-noodly-sausagy goodness. It may not be fancy but they'll like it.

2 garlic heads
1 pound Italian sausage
¼ teaspoon dried sage
¼ teaspoon dried rosemary
2 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup flour
6 cups milk
1 cup Parmesan cheese
2/3 cup Gruyere cheese
½ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
8 ounces cooked penne

Bake garlic at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Separate the cloves and squeeze to extract pulp. Meanwhile, cook sausage till brown then stir in rosemary and sage. Add butter and stir until it melts, then stir in flour. Whisk in milk and stir constantly, scraping the bottom, until thick. Reduce heat and cook for two more minutes. Stir in garlic, cheeses, salt and pepper. Serve over baked pasta topped with extra cheeses.

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12 comments:

Heffalump said...

Mmmmm...looks and sounds good. Maybe it should be called revenge on Dracula instead...

Corrie said...

I love garlic, and that sounds like the perfect comfort food. Yum!

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Now that is not Kraft Mac-n-cheese, that looks good!

J.S. said...

That looks so yum!! I agree it looks like the perfect comfort food. I am going to make this soon.

Amber said...

This recipe sounds like what is called "Holy Yummy" at our house. Can't wait to try it!

Terri said...

Sounds delicious! I'll definitely have to try this as my children like most dishes that contain pasta and cheese.

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

First of all - I love your new look! I have been reading you in my Google Reader for a while and missed this lovely makeover. Nice!!

Secondly - YUM! For some reason, I had major garlic avoidance when I was pregnant, but garlic is starting to sound quite appealing again. Thanks for sharing!

thirteennecklacedesigns said...

Sounds like YUM in a bowl. Can't wait to try it.

edj said...

Oh my goodness--when do we get the heart attacks? Not exactly health food, but it looks WONDERFUL! Gotta try it.

SabineM said...

hmmmmm MY KIND OF MEAL!
Really. I am SOO going to try that one!

Mary@notbefore7 said...

This sounds so good. Now, I am not much of a cook - what is the pulp of the garlic? Then once you have it extracted...do you just put in the rest of the clove? do you mince it?

Sorry...but this looks great and I'd love to know what to do.

so grateful to be Mormon! said...

michelle,
from your post title and pic, my first thought was immediately, what, drac threw up??? tee hee.

cheers girl,
kathleen :)