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I Tried The Bachelor’s Nanny Raquel’s Cheese Pasta and This is How it Went

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at JMU chapter.

Hey, Collegiettes!

I’m Edel and I’ve never seen a single season of The Bachelor…until now. I do have my opinions on the show, but that’s not what I’m here for. What I’m here for is everyone’s ~fav~ 24-year-old business owner with a nanny, Corinne Olympios. Specifically her Nanny Raquel’s famous cheese pasta.

In an article from delish.com, Corinne reveals how to make her favorite cheese pasta dish that her nanny makes for her. So I took it upon myself to create this cheese pasta in all of its bachelor glory.

Upon looking at the recipe and ingredients, it seemed pretty easy to do. Now, I’m not saying I’m a master chef, but I do have some recipes under my belt. This cheese pasta would be a piece of cake. The recipe calls for 4 ingredients: pasta, cheese, salt, and water (for boiling the pasta). Nothing fancy, so I question how Corinne is unable to make this and needs a nanny or always messes it up when she does it herself.  



First step: boil the pasta for 10 minutes and add some salt to the water.

Seems easy enough. I chose to use whole wheat pasta because I figured Corinne is a fairly healthy eater; after all, she’s on a diet.



Second step: strain out all the water.

Easy enough. Almost too easy…


Third step: add pasta back into the pot, keeping it at low heat.

Pasta in pot. Heat on low. Check.



Fourth: add LOTS of shredded cheese.

Since Corinne “runs” a multi-million dollar company, I figured I should use some fancy cheese. So I decided to use Sargento’s Six Cheese Italian Blend since that’s the fanciest cheese I can buy at Walmart with a college budget. Raquel notes not to add salt to the cheese. Why no salt? The world may never know.



Fifth and final step: mix cheese until it melts.

So the cheese melted but the pasta looked clumpy when I was stirring.. but hey, however Corrine wants it.



Final Result: the pasta was, well, bland.


Truthfully, I wasn’t expecting much from making this pasta and with looking at the ingredients I didn’t anticipate a flavor explosion. I had a couple bites of it and then decided to revamp the recipe to something I could actually enjoy eating. (No offense to Raquel, but I need something with more flavor).


So here is my revamped Cheese Pasta Dish:  

After being disappointed with Corrine’s favorite comfort food, place the Cheese Pasta back into the pot at a low heat.


Next, add more cheese to it and add a splash of milk (about less than half a cup).

This, in turn, will create a creamier cheese sauce.  



Now add some seasoning.

This is what was really lacking from the original recipe: there was nothing flavor-fantastic about it. Add whatever taste you’re craving for. I opted for some salt, black pepper, and a few red pepper flakes.


Stir the ingredients together, then enjoy!



It still baffles me that Corinne can’t make this dish, but hey, I guess although making cheese pasta isn’t her specialty, getting the other ladies riled up at the Bachelor House is. Oh, and taking naps.


Hello, it's me. Edel (pronounced like the singer), was previously Assistant Social Editor, Video for Her Campus Media. She graduated in May 2018  from James Madison University in with a double major in Media Arts and Design and Communications Studies. Before joining the HC girl gang full-time she was the Campus Correspondent for the JMU Her Campus Chapter. She's an avid social media user, food enthusiast, and shopping extraordinaire. You can catch her taking a coffee break or binge-watching romantic comedies on Netflix.
Rachel graduated from the Honors College at James Madison University in May 2017 and is pursuing a career in the media/PR industry. She majored in Media Arts & Design with a concentration in journalism and minored in Spanish and Creative Writing. She loves spending time with friends and family, traveling, and going to the beach.