The unexpected addition of pureed butternut squash to mac and cheese may raise a few eyebrows. But not only does the squash puree help the recipe keep the nostalgic orange hue (without any food coloring!), but the taste also remains traditional. In fact, the butternut squash only adds an extra layer of creamy comfort to the mix. Clocking in at less than 300 calories per serving, keep reading for this guilt-free and creative mac attack recipe.
Just because you're dairy-free or lactose intolerant doesn't mean you can't enjoy the good stuff, too. Here, be-healthful shares a sumptuous recipe for milk-free mac and cheese.
This dairy free mac n’ cheese is a real crowd pleaser. Keep the kids happy with the deep orange color of the “cheese” sauce and surprise the adults of the group with the smoky, crunchy topping. Or, prepare on the weekend and pop in the freezer for a weeks’ worth of healthy frozen lunches!
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When I think of classic macaroni and cheese, I always consider it a comforting side dish. However, I love recipes like this one that turn the childhood favorite into an entire meal. Store-bought roast chicken is tossed with broccoli and pasta. Instead of using processed cheese, the ingredient list calls for a semi-soft cheese with garlic and herbs. You could use cream cheese, but I recommend goat cheese. It will provide a delightful richness and tang to the meal.
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I don't take advantage of them too often, but lazy Saturdays are the best. Not only because I'm at home enjoying doing nothing, but also because my favorite shows on KQED, San Francisco's public television station, all happen to be on: Check, Please!, Made in Spain, Lidia's Italy, and Secrets of a Chef.
Recently the boy and I were watching an episode of Lidia's Italy in which she prepares a Neapolitan version of mac and cheese. Her recipe called for ditalini in lieu of macaroni, smoked provola instead of American or cheddar, and bacon, potatoes, and diced tomato. We sat there in captivation, practically smelling the sizzle of smoked bacon vaporizing in our living room.
We were so tantalized that we drove to the grocery store to make it immediately, with the notes I'd taken while watching the show as our guide. It tasted just as good as we'd hoped. Later, I got my hands on the book for the written recipe. Want it? Read more.
The world of fast food is certainly quick paced, so the second Domino's begun advertising five flavors of pasta housed in a bread bowl, it seemed everybody was buzzing about it. When Party and I first got word of these monsters, we were simultaneously shocked (who came up with the concept?), appalled, and eager to try them. Yesterday turned out to be the Domino's day of reckoning — to find out how the bowls stood up to their shock value, read more
Earlier this year, Pizza Hut played a trick on the country by claiming it had changed its name to Pasta Hut. Although the name change turned out to be an advertising prank, the pizza delivery chain did roll out a new line of Tuscani Pastas ($12.99). After trying out Domino's new line of subs, I decided that to be fair, I'd give Pizza Hut's pastas a try, too. To find out how the chain's new offerings tasted, read more
I was browsing through TeamSugar when I came across this recipe for "Macaroni" and Cheese with Juicy Turkey Breasts. TeamSugar member celebrity_soup learned that her grandmother had never tasted mac & cheese before and decided to remedy the situation. There were no elbow noodles available, so she went for spaghetti noodles instead. The end result looks absolutely delicious, and I bet her grandma was thrilled! To check out her recipe, read more