Recipe Wednesday: Wheelies and Cheese

This kid-approved recipe will likely be a hit with your whole family!  Our Wheelies are made with true whole grains, so this easy and delicious recipe is also very nutritious.

Wheelies and Cheese
Serves 2-4
From the Community Grains Recipe Kitchen

Ingredients

14 oz Community Grains Hard Amber Durum Wheelies
3 tbsp Community Grains Hard Red Winter Wheat Flour
3 cups milk
3 tbsp cornstarch
3 tbsp butter
11 oz (about 1 1/2 cups) of cheddar cheese (or use a combo of other cheeses that melt well)
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/3 cup white or yellow onions, chopped finely
Bread crumbs (optional)

Directions

Cook the Wheelies until just done, drain, and set aside.

In a large pot (big enough to hold 4 cups of sauce and all the cooked wheelies) heat the butter over medium-low heat and add the onions. Sweat the onions for a minute or two. Add the flour to the onion and butter and cook for a minute or so.  Make sure your heat is not too high — you do not want to burn the butter or the flour.

In a bowl mix the milk and cornstarch together well.  Whisk the milk mixture to the flour.  Stir with a whisk often as the mixture will start to thicken.  Once it has thickened, add the cheese and turn the heat to low.  Stir in the cheese until completely melted.  Remove from heat.

Add the Wheelies to the cheese sauce and stir to coat evenly.  At this point you can either serve the pasta or you can transfer it to an oven-safe dish, sprinkle with bread crumbs and back at 450 for 10 minutes or until golden. Enjoy!

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