Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Our Favorite Pasta

Are you kidding me?!?! Pick just one?! I grew up a swimmer... pasta is your best friend. My hubby... well, he just likes pasta.

We love veggie lasagna,

From Pasta

baked ziti,

From Pasta
garlic linguini (with chicken marsala),

From Pasta
mushroom and creamy pasta and....

From Pasta
I guess, if I have to choose, the winner would be Vermont White Cheddar Mac and Cheese.

We love this dish... love it so much, in fact, that we have had to limit our consumption of it to special occasions only -- namely, our birthdays and anniversary!

White Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese
- Modified by Frog Prince from Kim's Kitchen

3/4 of a 16oz box of whole wheat penne rigate pasta
3 T butter
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
3 T flour
1 3/4 C milk
10oz block of Sharp Vermont White Cheddar Cheese, shredded

Cook pasta as directed. Meanwhile, melt butter over medium heat in a stir fry pan. Stir in salt and pepper, to taste. Whisk in flour, stirring constantly until smooth. Remove from heat, and slowly add milk. (I always seem to have trouble with this step, and have found that I can alternatively whisk the flour into the milk, and add the mixture to the butter -- it tends to be less clumpy this way).

Return the pan to the range, and gradually increase the heat; stir constantly. When the mixture reaches a boil, stir for 1 minute (it should be thickening nicely), and then remove from the heat. Stir in the cheese, allowing the heat from the mixture to melt the cheese.

Drain pasta, and place in a glass 2-3 quart baking dish. Pour cheese sauce over the pasta and stir to coat. Bake uncovered at 375 degrees for 25 minutes. Sprinkle mac and cheese with paprika and bake for an additional 5 minutes. Enjoy :)

These recipes are shared at Ultimate Recipe Swap - Pasta Edition.


  1. I may have to forego OUR mac and cheese sometime and try YOURS. ;) Thanks for sharing - great photos.

  2. Oh my gosh, I want to try every one of these recipes. Thank you!


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