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Grandma's Mac and Cheese

Grandma’s Mac and Cheese

Ingredients
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1-1/3 cups 2% milk
2/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2/3 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1-1/2 cups cooked elbow macaroni

Directions
In a saucepan, melt butter. Stir in the flour, salt, mustard and pepper until smooth; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Reduce heat. Add the cheeses and Worcestershire sauce; stir until cheese is melted. Fold in macaroni.

Pour into a 1-qt. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 2 servings.

Recipe found here: Grandma’s Mac and Cheese

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Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients
2 cups milk
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 (10-oz.) block extra sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper (optional)
1/2 (16-oz.) package elbow macaroni, cooked

Preparation
1. WHISK FLOUR INTO BUTTER

Preheat oven to 400°. Microwave milk at HIGH for 1 1/2 minutes. Melt butter in a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium-low heat; whisk in flour until smooth. Cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute.

2. WHISK IN WARM MILK

Gradually whisk in warm milk, and cook, whisking constantly, 5 minutes or until thickened.

3. WHISK IN CHEESE

Whisk in salt, black pepper, 1 cup shredded cheese, and, if desired, red pepper until smooth; stir in pasta. Spoon pasta mixture into a lightly greased 2-qt. baking dish; top with remaining cheese. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes or until golden and bubbly.

Recipe found here: Classic Baked Macaroni and Cheese

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Mushroom-Swiss Mac & Cheese

Mushroom-Swiss Mac & Cheese

Ingredients
1 package (16 ounces) mini penne pasta
1/2 pound baby portobello mushrooms, chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced

SAUCE:
5 tablespoons butter
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
1-1/4 cups whole milk
1-1/4 cups half-and-half cream
2-1/2 cups (10 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
1-1/4 cups grated Parmesan and Romano cheese blend
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

TOPPING:
1/3 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions
Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute mushrooms and onion in butter and oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Set aside.

For sauce, in a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add milk and cream; heat through. Stir in the cheeses, salt and pepper until blended. Stir in bacon.

Drain pasta; toss with mushroom mixture and sauce. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.

Combine the bread crumbs, parsley and melted butter; sprinkle over mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Mushroom-Swiss Mac & Cheese

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Pepperoni Pasta Bake

Pepperoni Pasta Bake

Ingredients
3 cups uncooked wagon wheel or spiral pasta
1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, undrained
1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni, quartered
3/4 cup chopped green pepper
1 medium onion, chopped
1 jar (14 ounces) spaghetti sauce
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and place in a large bowl. Add mushrooms, pepperoni, green pepper and onion. Stir in spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, tomato paste and cheddar cheese.

Transfer to a greased 3-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake 50 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Pepperoni Pasta Bake

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Bruschetta-Topped Chicken & Spaghetti

Bruschetta-Topped Chicken & Spaghetti

Ingredients
8 ounces uncooked whole wheat spaghetti
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup prepared bruschetta topping
1/3 cup shredded Italian cheese blend
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions
Preheat broiler. Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain. Pound chicken breasts with a meat mallet to 1/2-in. thickness. Sprinkle with pepper. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook chicken over medium heat 5-6 minutes on each side or until no longer pink.

Transfer to an 8-in.-square baking pan. Spoon bruschetta topping over chicken; sprinkle with cheeses. Broil 3-4 in. from heat 5-6 minutes or until cheese is golden brown. Serve with spaghetti. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Bruschetta-Topped Chicken & Spaghetti

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Penne Gorgonzola with Chicken

Penne Gorgonzola with Chicken

Ingredients
1 package (16 ounces) penne pasta
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup white wine
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup chicken broth
2 cups (8 ounces) crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
6 to 8 fresh sage leaves, thinly sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and minced fresh parsley

Directions
Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, brown chicken in oil on all sides. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add wine, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan.

Add cream and broth; cook until sauce is slightly thickened and chicken is no longer pink. Stir in the Gorgonzola cheese, sage, salt and pepper; cook just until cheese is melted.

Drain pasta; toss with sauce. Sprinkle with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and parsley. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Penne Gorgonzola with Chicken

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Swiss Mushroom Orzo

Swiss Mushroom Orzo

Ingredients
1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
4 tablespoons cold butter, divided
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms

Directions
Cook orzo according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine the cheese, 3 tablespoons butter, garlic, salt and pepper; cover and process until smooth. In a large saucepan, saute the mushrooms in remaining butter until tender. Drain orzo and add to mushrooms. Stir in cheese mixture until melted. Yield: 3 servings.

Recipe found here: Swiss Mushroom Orzo

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