Sunday, June 11, 2017

Three-Cheese Mac & Quinoa

Makes 8 servings (slightly modified by Aimee)

12 oz. macaroni
1 cup quinoa
4 TB butter
1 cup panko breadcrumbs
1/4 cup flour
2 cups milk
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack
1/2 cup grated Parmesan

1. In large pot, cook macaroni according to package directions.  Drain & return to pot.
2.  Place quinoa in medium saucepan with 1 3/4 cups water. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover & simmer 15 minutes or until water is absorbed. Let cool a little and stir into macaroni.
3. Melt butter in small saucepan. Whisk in flour. Gradually whisk in milk and cook until thickened. Stir into macaroni mixture along with cheddar & Jack cheeses.
4. Transfer to oiled 13 x 9 pan and top with parmesan & panko.  Broil over high heat until browned; serve.

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