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Greek Mac and Cheese Bake

Greek Mac and Cheese

Author/Source:  

Lisa @ onceamonthmeals.com

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 0.33 cup unsalted butter
  • 0.33 cup all purpose flour
  • 0.5 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces elbow pasta
  • 4 ounces tomato basil feta cheese, crumbled
  • 0.5 cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 0.5 cups Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 0.5 cup shallots, minced
  • 1 cup baby spinach, chopped
  • 0.75 cup artichoke hearts, drained and quartered
  • 0.25 cup black olives, sliced
  • 0.5 cup panko bread crumbs

Directions:

In a saucepan over medium heat, heat cream until it begins to bubble, but is not boiling. Remove from heat. In a separate large pan, heat butter over medium heat. When butter is melted, add flour and whisk constantly until mixture turns light brown, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Slowly pour warm cream into butter-flour mixture, whisking constantly. Set aside. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Add feta, Mozzarella, Parmesan cheeses, shallots, spinach, artichokes to pot with sauce over medium heat. Stir until Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese begins to melt, about 4 minutes. (Feta cheese will not melt.) Slowly add pasta to the pot and stir until hot. Pour into a baking dish and top with panko and black olives.

Freezing Directions:

Prepare and place in two 8×8 baking pans as directed but do not bake. Allow to cool. Cover tightly with foil, label and freeze. TO SERVE: Thaw. Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes, until bubbly.

Servings: 6


**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann

4 Responses to “Greek Mac and Cheese Bake”

  1. Kerry says:

    Hi-

    How much milk are we supposed to use? I don’t see it listed in the ingredients.

    Thanks,

    Kerry

    • Katie says:

      Oh, my apologies! Where it references warm milk, it is actually referring to the warm cream from the steps before. I’ll update to be clearer.

  2. Sarah says:

    is this a side dish or a vegetarian main dish? This looks so good, I could eat it as a meal!

    • Katie says:

      It’s a Vegetarian main dish but you could certainly do either with it. I’m with you though- I would eat it as a meal and just fill up on it. :)

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