Luscious apple-cheddar penne

Luscious Apple-cheddar Penne Recipe

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A delicious, beautiful-to-look-at pasta dish.


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20 Min
1 Hr


  • 2 Tbsp
    butter, softened
  • 3 c
    panko bread crumbs
  • 3 tsp
    fresh, snipped thyme
  • 12 oz
    penne pasta
  • 2 c
    chopped tart apple, peeled
  • 1/2 c
    chopped vidalia onion
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt and pepper each
  • 2 c
  • 1/2 c
    apple cider
  • 2
    3 oz pkgs cream cheese, softened, cut up
  • 1-1/2 c
    shredded white cheddar cheese
  • 1
    apple, granny smith, sliced very thin
  • 1 Tbsp
    melted butter
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried thyme

How to Make Luscious apple-cheddar penne


  1. Heat oven to 350. Grease a 10" springformm pan w/ 1 tbsp soft butter. Sprinkle sides of pan w/ 1/3 cup panko crumbs. Microwave 1 tbsp butter in medium microwaveable bowl. Stir in remaining panko crumbs and 1 tsp fresh thyme.Set aside.
  2. Cook pasta as direcetd, drain return to pot. In lg saucepan, melt 3 tbsp butter over medium heat. Add apples and cook 8 mins, stirring. Add flour, salt and peper. Cook, stirring for 2 mins. Stir in milk and apple cider. Cook, stirring until thick and bubbly.
  3. Reduce heat to low. add both cheeses and fresh thyme. Stir until cheese melts. Add sauce to pasta and stir to combine. Spoon into pan. Sprinkle w/set aside panko crumbs. Bake uncovered 40 mins. Let cool before removing sides of pan. Fan out apple slices on top of casserole. Brush w/ melted butter. Sprinkle w/ dried thyme.

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About Luscious apple-cheddar penne

Course/Dish: Pasta, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American

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