Mediterreanean Macaroni and Cheese

June 10, 2014 · 6 comments

in chicken/poultry,greek,pasta,vegetarian

It should be no surprise that I’ve been throwing feta in pasta for pretty much my whole life.  It adds a nice salty bite and tastes delicious, of course. The only “bad” thing about feta is that it’s not exactly known for its melting properties, so it can sometimes be a little more difficult to incorporate it into every bite (which is something you want to do with cheese in general, obviously). But, make a simple cheese sauce with butter, flour, milk, and feta and boom. FETA IN ALL THE THINGS.

This is not your typical macaroni and cheese, so even though the feta is well-incorporated into the dish, it’s not going to be that creamy, silky, overtly cheesy sauce associated with most “macaroni and cheese” recipes. I like to think of this more as a spin on baked ziti or something similar, since it also includes tomatoes. Kalamata olives are adding for that nice briny, salty, Greek flavor (PS if you don’t like olives, try kalamata olives; they blow all olives out of the water). I also added some chicken to this to make it a more filling meal.

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Kate June 10, 2014 at 1:21 pm

Loving the idea of a feta cheese sauce. And so is the block of feta in my fridge.

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar June 10, 2014 at 6:37 pm

Such a cool flavour combo! Yum!

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Joanne June 11, 2014 at 6:12 am

Feta can be a bit of a downer, what with it’s refusal to melt and all. But I love the way you’ve added it to a cheese sauce in this pasta!

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Carol at Wild Goose Tea June 11, 2014 at 2:55 pm

What a creative creation. I like it. Who would have thought that faithful and beloved ol’ mac and cheese would live again with SO many wonderful delicious
variations.

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Heather June 12, 2014 at 6:07 am

Love this recipe, i tried it yesterday and is in my favorite list now :)

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Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie June 16, 2014 at 3:39 pm

IDK how I missed this post but glad I am seeing it now. I adore mac and cheese like everyone else but also love anything with a Greek twist. Which means this would be very pleasing to my taste buds.

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