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
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.
Eat Boutique is an award-winning shop and story-driven recipe site created by Maggie Battista–shop girl, writer, author, and creative business coach. After hosting pop-up markets for 25,000+ guests, Maggie is working to open her first permanent Eat Boutique–a food-retail concept space with a new way to the very best food–as well as coaching women in food to reach life and business goals. Her second cookbook, A New Way to Food: 100 Recipes to Encourage a Healthy Relationship with Food, Nourish Your Beautiful Body, and Celebrate Real Wellness for Life, will be published by Roost Books on February 5, 2019.