Cheesy Bake-and-Broil Pasta

by Maggie Battista on December 26, 2013

in Cheese, Entertaining, Featured, Main Courses

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There’s always a wedge of cheddar on a cheese plate – and if you’re lucky, there’ll be a hefty chunk leftover for this simple but oh-so-comforting pasta dish. Check out the Cheese Plate that inspired it all, and stay tuned for more leftover cheese recipes! – Amy

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When you have a hunk of cheddar or mozzarella available to you, make this super easy pasta dinner.

Cheesy Bake-and-Broil Pasta

Make an easy béchamel, similar to this recipe, and stir in leftover shredded sharp cheddar. Meanwhile, cook tiny dried pasta shells in a pot of boiling water until al dente. Toss the drained pasta with the béchamel and bake in a 450º oven for 10 minutes. Turn on the broiler for 3 to 5 minutes to add some nice color and crunchy bits to the top.

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Photos courtesy of Heidi/White Loft Photography and food styling by Catrine Kelty.

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Maggie Battista

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Maggie, is the founder of Eat Boutique. She started Eat Boutique as a blog in 2007, and sold out of her first gift box of small batch independent food in 2009. Maggie continues to offer unique and delicious handmade food in tasting subscriptions and seasonal gift boxes for food fans and home cooks. Maggie also hosts Eat Boutique Markets, where she spotlights cookbook authors and food makers. She’s written for Style Me Pretty, Food52, Time Out New York, Spencer Magazine, and writes a cocktail column for the popular wedding blog, Snippet & Ink. Maggie's also created retail experiences for the largest floral and event design company in New England. She regularly travels far distances to find the next great chef, farmer, food maker or host. You can follow her worldwide – and homemade – gastronomic adventures on Twitter at @mizmaggieb or @eatboutique. Maggie's writing her first-ever cookbook Food Gift Love to be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in fall 2015.

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  • chezus

    Great idea for all those extra little wedges that I seem to find lurking in the cheese drawer.

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