Whole Grain Mac and Cheese

Whole Grain Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese a great comfort food. I dress this up with whole grains in the roux and whole grains with the pasta. Easy and wonderful.

Whole Grain Mac and Cheese
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Ingredients
  • ½ cup onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup whole grain flour, spelt works great
  • 2+ quarts of milk
  • 3 cups cooked white Quinoa
  • 3 cups grated cheese plus extra for topping
  • 2 to 3 lbs. cooked pasta, tossed in oil
  • 4 cups bread or cracker crumbs
Instructions
  1. Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil until translucent.
  2. Add butter and melt.
  3. Add grain flour and mix well.
  4. Add milk and whisk well.
  5. Cook until thickened.
  6. Add quinoa,cheese, salt and pepper to taste.
  7. In large bowl place pasta and toss with sauce.
  8. Place in large sprayed casserole.
  9. Top with cheese and bread crumbs.
  10. Bake in oven for 20 to 25 minutes.