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Mac And Cheese With Pizzaz!

I will admit right now I have NEVER made homemade mac and cheese before. I am a Kraft girl from way back and the size of my ass will confirm that. However I saw a few recipes being made on a few Food Network shows and I had to try it. I combined and few ides from there with my own ideas, added some magick and this was the result and it was yummy!



Baked Pasta With Bacon, Sauteed Spinach, and Seasoned Tomatoes

Ingredients:
1 lb. Tube pasta(I used Pipette)cooked and cooled and buttered.
2 slices Bacon chopped up
2 Roma tomatoes sliced thin
1/4 lb. Fresh Spinach
2 Tbs. Flour
1/2 pk. Shredded five cheese Italian blend
1/3 c. Ricotta
4 slices of cheddar
1 stick butter
1/3 c. Half & half
1/2 tsp. Smoked paprika
Salt
Pepper
Herbs De Provence(chives,parsley,basil,lavender,tarragon,rosemary,marjoram)
Panko breadcrumbs


  • In a med. saute pan cook bacon pieces till lightly crisp and remove from pan.
  • Add sliced tomatoes to bacon drippings and season with salt, pepper, and herbs. Cook till soft remove and cool.
  • Rinse spinach in water and drain thoroughly. Saute in pan with lid till wilted and remove.
  • Mix 3/4 stick of butter in pan with flour and form a light rue.
  • Add Italian cheeses and half & half to pan and lower heat to med low.
  • Stirring constantly add cheddar and ricotta. Continue to cook till smooth and creamy consistency. Add paprika and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Remove from heat and pour onto pasta. Cut tomatoes and spinach up into small pieces and add to mixture.
  • After mixing everything together pour into baking pan that's been sprayed with non-stick spray.
  • Sprinkle Panko on top and bake at 350* for 30 min. or until golden brown.

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pinzowandrea
Oct. 16th, 2009 12:26 pm (UTC)
Yummy
I sounds great . I think I will try it myself
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