Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Mac 'n Cheese - Variations on a Theme

When I SAY Mac 'n Cheese, no matter how many delicious variations I make... I still first see the box of Kraft Dinner with the day-glo yellow noodles. That said, I get over it very quickly.

The second thing that I think of is short pasta with a very creamy sauce, like the Spicy Mac 'n Cheese above that I recently wrote about and is my new least until I find my next favorite.
And typically I think JUST creamy and cheesy, but what about adding veggies like this Baked Ziti with Cauliflower, which doesn't just taste great, it's a particularly easy way to disguise vegetables from those finicky eaters.
And who says we have to stick to short pasta anyway? I love long strands with delicious creamy cheeses clinging to them. like this Mascarpone, Herb & Lemon Pasta.

Please check out my post on Presto Pasta Night where I'm spotlighting my favorite magazines and their pasta recipes. This week's star...fine Cooking has a ton of Mac 'n Cheese dishes to choose from.

What's your favorite Mac 'n Cheese variation?

By the way, I'm this week's Presto Pasta Night Roundup host, so write a post, mention Presto Pasta Nights (and this week you can mention Once Upon a Feast, with a link please) and send me the link so I can add it to the roundup.

Please email your pasta links by Thursday - to ruth (at) 4everykitchen (dot) com and check Once Upon a Feast for the roundup on Friday.

I'm still looking for a host for February 26th and beyond, if you're interested - it is lots of fun - just drop me a line and I'll add you to our illustrious list.


Beth (jamandcream) said...

Mac n Cheese = Ultimate comfort

Stacie said...

I love homemade mac and cheese. Taste of home had a few recipes in there that I want to try. I will have to go back and look at your recipes they sound delicious.

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

So much to choose from Ruth.