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Savory Pasta And Cheese

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Ingredients
  Cavatelli/Other pasta 16 Ounce (1/2 package)
For vegetable cheese sauce
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (1 stick)
  Carrot 1 Cup (16 tbs), thinly sliced
  Celery 1 Cup (16 tbs), thinly sliced
  Green onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  All purpose flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Dried oregano leaves 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Prepared mustard 2 Teaspoon
  Milk 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Sharp cheddar cheese 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), grated
  Sour cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Cherry tomatoes 6
  Parsley 2 Tablespoon, chopped
Directions

MAKING
1 As per the label directions, cook the pasta and drain.
2 For the vegetable cheese sauce: In a 5-quart Dutch oven, heat butter over medium heat and saute carrot, celery and green onion for about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.
3 Stir in the flour, oregano, salt and mustard; mix until smooth.
4 Pour in milk, alittle at a time and stir after each addition.
5 Return to the heat.
6 Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Lower the heat and simmer for 3 minutes.
7 Add in cheese and stir until melted.
8 Mix in pasta and sour cream and stir for about 1 minute until heated through.

SERVING
9 Transfer to a serving dish, garnish the center with a row of tomatoes and sprinkle the edges with chopped parsley.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Pasta
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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