Blush Mac and Cheese with Tomatoes

Blush Mac And Cheese With Tomatoes Recipe

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An unconventional mac-and-cheese!


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10 Min
25 Min
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8 oz
uncooked corkscrew pasta
1 pt
container grape tomatoes
1 Tbsp
canola oil
1/4 c
shallots, diced
2 Tbsp
garlic, minced
1 tsp
fresh thyme, chopped
2 Tbsp
unsalted tomato paste
1 Tbsp
all-purpose flour
1 1/4 c
3/4 tsp
freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp
kosher salt
4 oz
baby spinach leaves
4 oz
sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded

How to Make Blush Mac and Cheese with Tomatoes


  • 1Preheat broiler to high.
  • 2Cook pasta according to the package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain well.
  • 3While pasta cooks, place tomatoes on a jelly-roll pan lined with foil. Broil 8 minutes or until the tomatoes are beginning to blacken.
  • 4While the tomatoes cook, heat a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the canola oil to the pan; swirl to coat. Add diced shallots, minced garlic, and thyme; saute 2 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently.
  • 5Add the tomato paste; cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the flour; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Stir in the milk, black pepper, and salt; bring to a boil. Cook 4 minutes or until thick and bubbly, stirring frequently. Remove from the heat.
  • 6Add the spinach, stirring constantly until the spinach starts to wilt. Add the shredded cheddar cheese, and stir until smooth. Stir in the cooked pasta. Top with the roasted tomatoes.

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About Blush Mac and Cheese with Tomatoes

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Pasta
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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