• Prep Time
    40 Mins
  • Cook Time
    0 Mins
  • Total Time
    40 Mins
  • The base number of servings for this recipe is 5
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    Quinoa Pasta Mac and Cheese


    Ingredients
    1
    package
    Pereg Gourmet Quinoa Curvo Rigate (8 ounces)
    2 1/2
    tablespoons
    all-purpose flour (or brown rice flour)
    1
    teaspoon
    dry mustard
    1/4
    teaspoon
    nutmeg
    4
    tablespoons
    butter (plus more to butter the pan)
    1
    small onion (diced)
    *
    salt to taste
    2
    cups
    milk (2% or whole milk)
    1/2
    teaspoon
    black pepper
    10
    ounces
    sharp cheddar cheese (about 3 1/2 cups shredded)
    1
    cup
    parmesan cheese (shredded)
    1/2
    cup
    panko breadcrumbs
    2
    tablespoons
    butter (melted)
    Directions
    Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
    Bring 4-6 quarts of water with ½ tablespoon salt to a boil in a large stockpot. Add pasta and return to a rapid boil. Cook uncovered stirring occasionally until pasta is al dente, about 6 minutes. Drain well and set aside.
    In a small bowl, whisk together flour, dry mustard and nutmeg. In a large stockpot, melt 4 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Then add onions and a pinch of salt and sauté until onions are translucent, 5-7 minutes.
    Add the flour mixture to the onions and cook for a few minutes until the fat is absorbed and you form a roux.
    Then add in the two cups milk and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Simmer for 5-10 minutes until sauce is thick and smooth.
    Add in black pepper, 3 cups cheddar cheese (reserve ½ cup for the topping) and Parmesan cheese and combine. Season to taste with salt.
    Stir in pasta and mix until combined.
    Spread the pasta in a 9x9 inch casserole dish.
    In a separate bowl, combine Panko breadcrumbs and 2 tablespoons melted butter. Sprinkle remaining cheddar cheese and panko mixture over the pasta. Bake for 15-20 minutes (uncovered) until cheese is bubbly and the top is lightly browned. Let cool 5 minutes and serve.

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 5
    OK

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