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Wheelies & Cheese

This easy, kid-approved recipe will likely be a hit with your whole family!


14 ounces Community Grains Hard Amber Durum Wheelies Pasta 

3 tablespoons butter 

1/3 cup white or yellow onions, chopped finely

3 tablespoons Community Grains Hard Red Winter Wheat Flour

3 cups milk

11 ounces cheddar (or use a combo of other cheeses that melt well—some of our favorites include Fontina Val d’Aosta, Antique Gruyere, Franklin’s Teleme and Emmenthal)

2 tsp salt

1 tsp pepper

Bread crumbs (optional)


Cook the Wheelies until just done, drain, and set aside.

In a large pot (big enough to hold 4 cups of sauce and all the cooked wheelies) heatthe butter over medium-low heat and add the onions. Sweat the onions for a minute or two. Add the flour to the onion and butter and cook for a minute or so. Make sure your heat is not too high, you do not want to burn the butter or the flour. In a bowl mix the milk and cornstarch together well. Add milk mixture to the flour while whisking. Stir with a whisk often as the mixture will start to thicken.

Once it has thickened add the cheese and turn the heat to low. Stir in the cheese until completely melted. Remove from heat. Add the Wheelies to the cheese sauce and stir to coat evenly.

At this point you can either serve the pasta or you can transfer it to an oven-safe dish, sprinkle with bread crumbs and bake at 450 degrees for 10 minutes oruntil golden.



Community Grains Hard Amber Durum Wheelies


The hardest of all wheat varieties, Durum is known for its strength and beautiful golden color. These fun little spokes make superior macaroni and cheese. Wheelies are perfect for both children and those young at heart.

About the Producer: 

Working with local farmers, millers, and bakers, Community Grains is helping re-establish a local grain economy in northern California. This dynamic company is pioneering new standards of quality, transparency and integrity in artisanal legumes and whole grain foods. They continue to maintain and forge new relationships with farmers in California expanding their community—and creating delicious food.

Their exceptional whole wheat pastas are made from locally farmed, uniquely milled heirloom grains. Unlike conventionally milled whole grain flour, 100% of the germ, bran and endosperm are retained, resulting in a truly “whole wheat” product with spectacular flavor and texture. Beyond mere “farm to table” relevance, this is pasta with a culinary pedigree. Both as a food community model as well as a superb grocery product, it just plain makes sense – and tastes extraordinary.

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14 ounces
United States
Community Grains
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  1. Not Just for Kids

    Posted by BCH on 20th Jun 2013

    I bought these for my toddler daughter, but when prepared with olive oil, sauteed kale, and pecorino romano, the wheelies are delicious for adults too. Wonderful wheat flavor and texture.

  2. My kids love it!

    Posted by Unknown on 27th Sep 2012

    I made the wheelies & cheese recipe with this cute pasta and my kids loved it. The whole grain flavor is mild, the shape is fun, and it's local.

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