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  • - Kosher salt
  • 2 - Potatoes, Medium size
  • 1 bunches - broccoli, Large bunch
  • 12 ounces - Bow-tie pasta
  • 4 tablespoons - Unsalted butter
  • 2 - Leeks, White and light green parts only, sliced into moons
  • - Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 heads - Boston lettuce, Torn
  • 1 1/2 cups - Fontina cheese, Grated
  • 1/2 cups - Parmesan cheese, Grated, plus more for topping
  • Directions:

    Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the potatoes and cook 10 minutes, then add the broccoli and pasta and book as the pasta label directs.
    Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the leeks, salt and pepper to taste. Cook until soft, about 7 minutes.
    Put the lettuce in a colander. Reserve 1 cup cooking water, then drain the pasta, broccoli and potatoes over the lettuce to wilt it. Return the pasta and vegetables to the pot.
    Add the leeks to the pot and stir in enough of the cooking water to moisten. Stir in the cheeses and season with salt and pepper. Top with more parmesan.

    Brief Description

    Comfort food with a bit of green veg.

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    Category:  Pasta

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 10 min
    Cook Time: 20 min


    Ok to sub another pasta with a spoon-like shape, such as orchiette.
    I tend to add more fontina than what is listed in the recipe.


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    July 20, 2020

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