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Einkorn Pasta, Spinach Mac and Cheese with Toasted Einkorn Wheat Berries

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  • Author: Diana Baumen
  • Total Time: 55 mins
  • Yield: 5-6 1x


Einkorn Pasta, Spinach Mac and Cheese with Toasted Einkorn Wheat Berries. A completely comforting and nourishing macaroni and cheese recipe. To save some time in the kitchen, feel free to omit the toasted wheat berries and sprinkle and top with breadcrumbs.


  • 1 cup, organic einkorn wheat berries
  • 2 tbls butter
  • 2 cups water
  • 12 oz package, organic einkorn fusilli
  • 3 tbls salt
  • 4 tbls butter
  • 1/2 cup onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup Jovial, organic einkorn flour
  • 2 1/2 cups milk
  • 3 cups cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 tsp, large granule salt
  • dash of fresh pepper
  • 3 large handfuls spinach


  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. In a small skillet, melt 2 tbls butter. Add the wheat berries and cook through, toasting, for 3-5 minutes. It will let out a mouth watering, nutty fragrance. While it’s toasting, bring 2 cups of water to a boil in a heavy bottomed sauce pan.
  3. Once toasted, add the wheat berries to the boiling water, lower the heat to a simmer and cook through, uncovered, for 30-35 minutes or until the water has evaporated and the wheat berries are tender.
  4. While the wheat berries are cooking through, bring a large pot of water to a boil, adding 3 tbls of salt. Once the water has come to a rolling boil, add the pasta and cook through for 12 minutes or until al dente. Drain, and set aside.
  5. While the pasta is cooking, in a large skillet or cast iron pan, melt 4 tbls butter. Add the onion and cook through until they just start to turn translucent. Add the flour, and whisk through for about 2-3 minutes.
  6. Slowly add the milk and continue to whisk through until it turns into a sauce and thickens. Add 2 cups of cheese, again, whisking through until it melts and everything comes together into creamy goodness.
  7. Finish by adding a 1/2 tsp of salt… not too much since the cheese already has salt… and a fresh cracking of pepper.
  8. Once the sauce is done, finish by tossing the spinach with the pasta and then mixing in the creamy cheese sauce.
  9. Pour the creamy pasta into a baking dish and top with the remaining 1 cup of cheese and about 3/4 of the cooked einkorn wheat berries.
  10. Bake at 375F for 20-25 minutes, uncovered.
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 45 mins
  • Category: Main
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