Tuesday, March 25, 2014

{Recipe} Caprese Mac & Cheese

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Yes, yes I know. I've shared a Mac & Cheese recipe on the blog before but I've come to the conclusion that one can never share too many mac & cheese recipes. Besides, I think you're going to love me even more after you make this and if you don't something is seriously, seriously wrong with you ;). I mean, it's basil and tomatoes added to mac and cheese. It's freaking brilliant AND delicious!

Ingredients:

8 oz dry elbow macaroni
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1 1/4 cups milk
1/2 cup cream
8 oz fresh mozzarella, grated
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
3 Tbsp chopped fresh basil

Directions:


Cook pasta according to directions listed on package to al dente. Drain pasta. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Once butter has melted, add in flour and cook, whisking constantly, 1 minute. Slowly pour in milk and cream while whisking. Increase heat to medium-high and bring mixture just to a boil, stirring constantly, then reduce heat to low. Stir in fresh mozzarella, and cook, stirring constantly until melted. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss in drained pasta and let rest over warm heat for 2 - 3 minutes. Plate pasta and top with diced tomatoes and fresh basil.

Enjoy!

26 comments:

Myisha Turner said...

Yummers! I will be making this. My lil' guy loves Mac n' Cheese. Hope all is well :)

K&R said...

omg this looks perfect. make me this now.

K&R said...

lol ok my last comment was bratty. but i want it. looks delicious.

EmilyJane said...

GET IN MY BELLY!

Desiree Macke said...

I love caprese and mac and cheese individually. Together? OHMYGOSH!

Angela - RoseTinted Lenses said...

Oh my that looks delicious x

Life with J and J said...

Looks absolutely delish! I love roma tomatoes!

Dee D said...

I am a huge mac and cheese fan. I am sooo trying this.

DC Squared said...

Oooh this sounds GREAT!!!!!!!

NikG said...

That looks delish, and is genius! I have to try this!

Law_Fal said...

I love Mac & cheese. The best one I've had in life was a truffle Mac followed with a close 2nd of crawfish Mac oh & I make a mean bacon Mac as well. And now I'm hungry..... Lol

Heather said...

Yum! This sounds so delicious, especially because I absolutely love mac n cheese!

BKCsquared said...

Oh. My. GOSH! Faith, you were totally right when you said there can never be too many mac n' cheese posts. This one looks AMAZING!! K & I will have to try pronto!

xo, B
www.BKCsquared.com

his little lady said...

Oh goodness, this looks absolutely scrumptious!!!!
xo TJ

http://www.hislittlelady.com

Tracedacious! said...

This looks amazing! I love mac & cheese..

Nerline Germain said...

This look so yummy! New follower showing some blog luv.

CoastWithMe said...

All I could think about today was Mac & Cheese. It's like the Mac and Cheese Gods were really looking out for me! I saw this post and I gasped. It took my breath away lol. Wow...and basil and tomatoes....I can't wait to try this!

two birds said...

Why have I never had this? YUM!!! Thanks for my dinner inspiration!

Jess said...

I'm all for the mac n cheese, but I'd leave out the tomato. I know thats the point of this recipe but tomatoes and I dont go well together =(

Alicia Mackin said...

Mac and cheese with fresh tomatoes and basil what a great idea!! Bring it on!

Allie of ALLIE NYC
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Carolyn said...

OH MY YUM.

Meg {henninglove} said...

and i need to make this, enough said...

Lauren W said...

I used to love mac and cheese and then about a year ago it started tasting really gross and processed to me no matter what type I tried. I finally (recently) made a baked mac and cheese recipe that I love - it's really so good :) I haven't heard of mac and cheese being made with mozzarella before. I love that this one includes tomatoes and basil. I think that would really freshen it up! I might have to try this one!

lori said...

ohhh my yum. this looks delish!! i hope you don't mind if i pin it so i can remember to make it sometime!

Morgan said...

What!!???! This is an amazing idea!! I love caprese salad, but this is on a whole other level. You are so awesome! I will be making this ASAP!

Ashley R said...

Right up my alley. I need this in my belly! ;)