Pasta Baked w Cheddar w Pepperoni

posted by Sue Freeman 03-17-99 12:07 PM

Baked Orzo and Cheddar with Pepperoni

1/2 cup pepperoni, finely diced
1/2 cup finely diced onion
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup chicken stock
1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese
3/4 cup orzo
1/2 cup bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Saute pepperoni and onion in skillet. Add flour to make a roux. Lower heat and whisk in chicken stock and simmer. Mix in Cheddar cheese until smooth. Boil Orzo until al dente. Drain well and mix with sauce. Put mixture into buttered casserole dish and sprinkle with bread crumbs and bake until golden brown. Approx 30 to 4o minutes.

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