Cheesy Orzo Mac and Cheese

  • Cooking and Prep: 10 m
  • Serves: 6
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Mac and cheese is the hallmark of comfort food. I’ve put a bit of a spin on this cheesy favorite by using orzo instead of elbow noodles, making it almost like a risotto-inspired mac and cheese. These little rice-shaped noodles give the dish a creamier texture.

Ingredients (8)

Main ingredients

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Prepare the Orzo

  1. Cook orzo in salted water according to package directions. Drain well; return orzo to pot.

  2. Add butter, milk, cheeses, salt, pepper, and thyme. Stir together until cheeses have melted.

  3. Adjust seasonings to taste; garnish with additional thyme. Best served immediately.

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