Farmer’s Market Mac & Cheese

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As is probably obvious by now, I heart my farmer’s markets. Aside from spices, I know I could eat only foods I found there. This recipe for mac and cheese is simple but uses so many fresh ingredients from the market that it really stands out from the standard boxed fare. Plus it’s not so weird that my kid won’t eat it. With the summer produce really hitting the stands now, you can stuff this pasta full of veggies but still be able to indulge in cheesy goodness.

Mac & Cheese - This recipe for mac & cheese is simple but uses so many fresh ingredients from the market that it really stands out from the standard boxed fare.
Farmer’s Market Mac & Cheese

Farmer’s Market Mac & Cheese

Mac and cheese with fresh veggies
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 426 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded raw milk cheddar
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 12 ounces pasta, cooked
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Get the pasta cooking, and start the sauce. Melt 2 tbsp butter, then whisk in flour and heat through. Whisk in the milk and let it heat to a simmer, whisking until it thickens. Add all but 1/4 cup of the cheese and whisk until completely melted.
  • Melt the remaining butter in a small bowl and stir in the panko.
  • Add the tomatoes, scallions, and salt and pepper to taste to the cheese sauce. Mix in the pasta, then dump into an 8×8 baking dish. Top with remaining cheese, then sprinkle on panko.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until bubbly.

Nutrition

Calories: 426 kcalCarbohydrates: 47 gProtein: 16 gFat: 19 gSaturated Fat: 11 gCholesterol: 55 mgSodium: 377 mgFiber: 3 gSugar: 2 g
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3 Comments

  1. Love the zing of raw milk cheddar — and its gorgeous how the flavor changes from season to season. There’s a dairy in our area that actually marks each cheese according to the season — spring is grassy and bright, while summer is a bit more herbal. Delicious!

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