The Recipe Exchange: Comfort Food 101: Mac n’ Cheese
I’m looking for recipes for Lemon Bars or any other kind of lemony cookies.
Becky from Ionia
Shawna from Hudson decided one day to try some salmon mixed in with her macaroni and cheese recipe. Here is the recipe she created. Dave from Allen says making his Sausage Macaroni and Cheese is a labor of love, but well worth the effort. Carol from Litchfield sent in her recipe for Wagon Wheel Mac & Cheese.
MACARONI & CHEESE WITH SALMON
1 c uncooked macaroni1/4 c plus 2 T butter, divided
3 T flour1/2 t salt
1/8 t pepper1/4 t garlic salt
1 3/4 c milk1 1/2 c cottage cheese
1 c shredded sharp Cheddar1-14.75 oz can salmon, drained
cheese2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 c bread crumbs
DIRECTIONS: Cook macaroni per package instructions. Drain. Melt 1/4 cup of butter in a saucepan. Mix together flour, salt, pepper and garlic salt. Slowly blend into melted butter. Gradually add milk. Cook, stirring constantly, until thick. Do not boil. Add cottage cheese, Cheddar cheese, salmon and macaroni. Mix well. Stir in eggs. Pour into a greased 2 quart casserole dish. Toss bread crumbs with 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Sprinkle over top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 45 minutes, until set in center. Makes about 8 servings.
SAUSAGE MACARONI AND CHEESE
1 T olive oil 1/2 lb sweet Italian sausage
1/2 lb spicy Italian sausage 1/2 c red wine
1 t dried oregano 1/2 t salt
1/2 t pepper 1 – 28 oz can whole tomatoes
1 lb rigatoni 1 c ricotta cheese
8 oz provolone cheese, cubed 8 oz mozzarella cheese, cubed
1/2 c grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 c bread crumbs
DIRECTIONS: Remove casings from sausages and cut into small pieces. Bring rigatoni to a boil in salted water. Cook 1 minutes less than the package instructions. Drain. Meantime, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet. Add sausages and cook for 5 minutes. Add red wine and bring to boiling. Cook until most of the liquid is gone. Add oregano, salt, pepper and tomatoes. Simmer for 10 minutes. In a large bowl, mix ricotta with provolone. Mix in rigatoni. Add sausage mixture and mozzarella. Mix well. Grease a 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Pour in the pasta mixture. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and bread crumbs. Bake uncovered for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden and hot.
WAGON WHEEL MAC & CHEESE
1 c wagon wheel pasta1/4 c milk
1 1/2 c American cheese, cubed1-16 oz pkg frozen mixed 2 T melted buttervegetables, thawed & drained
DIRECTIONS: Cook pasta according to package instructions. Rinse and drain. Grease a medium size casserole dish with butter. Add pasta, milk, American cheese, mixed vegetables and melted butter. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes, stirring once, until hot and heated through.
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