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martini mac and cheese

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Recipe by
Lynnda Cloutier
Mission Viejo, CA

The addition of cocktail onions and olives is fun, colorful and has a welcomed salty flavor.Unknown Source

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Ingredients For martini mac and cheese

  • 1 lb. short shaped or tubular pasta, such as rotellini or orecchiette
  • salt
  • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 3 tbsp. flour
  • 4 cups low fat milk
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
  • 1 jar cocktail onions, drained, rinsed and chopped, 3.5 oz
  • 1 cup pimiento stuffed green olives, chopped

How To Make martini mac and cheese

  • 1
    Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 400. Grease a 13 x 9 inch baking dish and set aside.
  • 2
    Bring 4 quarts water to boil in large pot. Add pasta and 1 Tbsp. salt and cook, stirring often til just shy of al dente Drain pasta and return to pot.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, melt butter in large pan over medium heat. Add flour and cook for 1 minute. Whisk in milk, coriander, 1 tsp. salt and pepper; bring to a simmer and cook til thickened slightly, 5 to 7 minutes.
  • 4
    Off heat, whisk in 3 1//2 cups of cheddar, 1/2 cup of Parmesan and the Gorgonzola til melted. Stir in onions and olives.
  • 5
    Pour sauce over past and stir til evenly combined. Transfer mixture to prepared baking dish and sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup cheddar and 1/2 cup Parmesan over top.
  • 6
    Put baking dish on foil lined rimmed baking sheet and bake til sauce is bubbling and cheese is golden brown, about 20 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes before serving. Serves 8

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