MEDITERRANEAN MACARONI & CHEESE

Quintessential comfort food with a Mediterranean twist!

 



Sometimes when we crave comfort food, the simplest recipes can be the most satisfying, and this Mediterranean Macaroni & Cheese fits the bill! Lighter than a traditional heavy cheese, cream, and butter version, the quality of the pasta and olive oil really shines through in this recipe. If you’ve got a hankering for a more buttery version, use our Mantequilla Olive Oil - the butter flavored olive oil gives you the best of both worlds!

 

Ingredients

  

Directions 

    1. 1.  Fill a small saucepan 3/4 full with water, add salt, and bring to a boil.

    2. 2.  While waiting for water to boil, finely grate Pecorino Romano cheese.

    3. 3.  Add 1/2 pound (1 cup) of your pasta of choice to boiling water. Follow instructions on package for cooking time.

    4. 4.  Strain cooked pasta. Pour pasta back into pan while still dripping, keeping a little pasta water in the pan.

    5. 5.  Drizzle olive oil into pasta. Stir.

    6. 6.  Add 1/2 of the cheese to pasta and stir until combined. Add 1/2 of the remaining cheese, saving the remainder to sprinkle. Stir.

    7. 7.  Add freshly cracked black pepper to taste to pasta, garnish each serving with a sprinkle of the reserved cheese, and enjoy!