In this dressed-up macaroni and cheese, orecchiette takes the place of tiny elbows, peas and ham add flavor and texture, and Grana Padano stands in for the usual Cheddar.
This recipe is excerpted from Big Buy Cooking.
Pair with a simple Mixed Green Salad with Red-Wine & Dijon Vinaigrette.
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I'm someone who doesn't like a lot of sauce or a lot of cheese. I've never even made from-scratch macaroni and cheese for that reason.This recipe was a first time ever, and my husband and I love it whenever I make it.I like to taste a few simple ingredients. This one works for that reason.
This was very easy to make and extremely flavorful. I mixed several "odds and ends" of cheeses that I had in the refrigerator and it had a really nice flavor and texture. Add a little extra tabasco for a warming winter meal. This recipe easily made it onto the family favorites list!
I added lots of extra cheese and used browned pancetta in place of the ham, and I thought that this recipe was very tasty and easy.
I followed the recipe to the letter. I was hoping for something really yummy and got just ok. It was bland despite the little kick the pepper and tabasco sauce gave it. Will not be making this one again. :(
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