Apple Cider and Pancetta Mac & Cheese
PREP TIME 15 minutes
COOK TIME 14 minutes
TOTAL TIME 29 minutes
Serving Size: 315g
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FEATURED IN RECIPE
ZENB Elbows Pasta
ZENB Elbows Pasta will have you falling for a quick mac and cheese that will become your new cheese obsession. Salty pancetta and delicious apple cider create a savory treat in under 30 minutes.
- 1 box (12 ounces) ZENB Elbows Pasta made from 100% Yellow Peas
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 ounce pancetta, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
- 1 small Gala apple, cored and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cups 2% milk
- 1/4 cup apple cider
- 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
Cook ZENB Pasta as directed on package. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta cooking water; drain.2.
Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add pancetta; cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until crisp. Transfer pancetta to clean plate with slotted spoon.3.
Add apples to same skillet. Cook 2 to 3 minutes on medium heat, stirring frequently until tender. Add flour to pan; whisk continuously for 1 minute until smooth. Slowly add milk and apple cider while whisking constantly. Cook 3 to 5 minutes or until sauce thickens.4.
Remove pan from heat; add cheese and until smooth. Add pasta and reserved pasta water, 1/4 cup at a time, until sauce is smooth and creamy. Garnish with reserved pancetta and thyme.
Pancetta is available in the deli section of the grocery store.
Substitute chopped bacon for the pancetta.
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