Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Quick and Easy Garlic Herb Mac'n'Cheese

I love Mac'n'Cheese and have tried several different recipes and variations. After seeing an episode of Everyday Italian on Food Network, I came up with this variation on Mac'n'Cheese. It's quick, easy, and full of flavor.
  • 12 ounces elbow macaroni (or desired pasta)
  • 3 cups Kraft Touch of Philly Triple Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cup light sour cream
  • 1/2 cup reserved pasta water
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh herbs (I used parsley, basil, and oregano)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup Italian style bread crumbs or crushed cheese crackers (like Cheez-Its)
  1. Preheat oven to 375˚F. Prepare the pasta according to the package directions; cook to al dente. 
  2. Meanwhile, combine cheese, sour cream, herbs, pepper, and garlic in a large bowl. Add pasta and reserved water directly from the pan to the cheese mixture. Stir together until evenly combined. 
  3. Coat a 2-qt. casserole dish with butter or non-stick spray. Pour pasta into it and sprinkle with bread or cracker crumbs. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.

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