Pasta with Feta Sauce

Here is a more adult version of the kid’s favorite mac ’n cheese, made by adding cheese and herbs traditionally used in Greek cooking to a basic white sauce and serving over pasta. You can use any small tubular pasta as the macaroni, including traditional macaroni noodles.

Serves: 3Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 3


  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ¼ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. dried mint
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • ½ lb. cooked cavatappi pasta


  • Melt the butter in medium saucepan on very low heat. Add the flour and blend it into the melted butter, stirring continually until it thickens and forms a roux. Stir in the garlic.
  • Turn the heat up to medium-low and slowly add the milk and cheese. Stir in the ground nutmeg and the dried mint. Continue stirring with a whisk until the mixture has thickened.
  • Stir in the pepper and lemon juice.
  • Toss the pasta with the sauce and serve immediately.