Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Gluten-Free Penne with Cabot Cheddar, Chorizo and Saffron #DairyMonth #Sponsored

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cabot Cheese in conjunction with #DairyMonth.* 
All opinions are my own.

Welcome to our week long celebration of June being #DairyMonth hosted by From Gate to Plate and Cooking With Carlee.  We are putting together our best recipes using cow milk, goat milk butter, cream and cheeses.  We can't wait to share them with you.

Day 3 #DairyMonth Recipes

Gluten-Free Penne with Cabot Cheddar, 
Chorizo and Saffron

The saffron and the chorizo lend the pasta that bright orange color of some blue-box pasta we all know and either love or love to hate. If you want to add a little bit of heat to the dish, you can use a spicy chorizo or choose a spicy cheese such as Cabot's Pepper Jack or Hot Habenerno.

  • 1 package gluten-free penne
  • 4 T butter
  • 1/4 C all-purpose gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 C diced organic onion
  • 1/2 C thinly sliced Spanish chorizo (I used a dulce)
  • 2 pinches saffron
  • 2 C milk
  • 2 C cheddar, shredded (I used Cabot's Adirondack's New York Cheddar)
  • freshly ground sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper

In a large stockpot, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain well.

While the pasta cooks, melt the butter in a large, flat-bottom pan over medium heat. When the butter has melted and has started to bubble, add in the onions, chorizo, and saffron. Cook until the onions are softened. Whisk in the flour. Cook for 1-2 minutes whisking constantly. Gradually whisk in the milk until no lumps remain. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook milk mixture, whisking frequently, until it thickens and bubbles, approximately 8 minutes.

Remove pan from the heat and, by the handful, stir in the cheese. Once all of the cheese is melted, season with salt and pepper to taste.

Return the sauce pan to the heat and stir in the cooked pasta. Cook for 1-2 minutes over medium-low heat until heated through. To serve, spoon into individual bowls. 

The Giveaway
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a Rafflecopter giveaway *Disclosure: Cabot Cheese has donated a prize package for the raffle and some bloggers received complimentary product for recipe development. This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own.*


  1. Look at that beautiful color from the saffron. Just gorgeous.

  2. My favorite is Seriously Sharp Cheddar (used to be called Hunter's)

  3. So creamy and cheesy. Looks delicious and so flavorful.

  4. Extra sharp would be my favorite


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