ZENB Elbows Pasta Cacio e Pepe Mac & Cheese
PREP TIME 10 minutes
COOK TIME 15 minutes
Serving Size: 456g
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ZENB Elbows Pasta
This cheesy recipe uses both mozzarella and parmesan cheese to deliver a deliciously rich dish that your family will love. Using ZENB Elbows Pasta and other common household ingredients, this recipe takes just 25 minutes to make and just might be your new go-to dish.
- 1 box (12 ounces) ZENB Elbows Pasta made from 100% Yellow Peas, uncooked
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter
- 2 teaspoons coarsely ground black pepper, plus additional for serving
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 cups 2% milk
- 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Cook ZENB Pasta as directed on package. Reserve 1 cup pasta water; drain.2.
Melt butter in large pot on medium-high heat. Add black pepper; cook 1 minute until fragrant. Sprinkle flour into pan; whisk continuously 1-2 minutes or until smooth. Slowly add milk while whisking constantly. Cook 3-5 minutes until mixture is slightly thickened.3.
Remove pan from heat; whisk in cheeses and salt until smooth. Add pasta to pot. Mix gently while adding reserved pasta water, 1/4 cup at a time, until sauce is smooth and creamy. Garnish with additional black pepper before serving.
Use the coarsest setting on a pepper mill for this recipe. Toasting the black pepper in butter ensures that maximum amount of flavor is infused into the dish.
Substitute reduced fat cheese in place of full fat cheese to save on fat and calories.
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