Saturday, October 21, 2017

Tomato Basil Mac N Cheese

     They say it's National Pasta Month...I say who cares as longs as it's delicious...I can easily celebrate every month (...I'm considerate like that)!   ...however, I do keep those festivities to a minimum because I like fitting into my pants.  That being said, if you are willing to control your portions, then it's not a problem and you can enjoy a one cup serving for 363 calories, 33g net carbs and 16g protein.  Add a 4oz Chicken Breast and a cup of steamed Broccoli and you have a perfectly balanced meal for about 500 calories!  Party on Pasta!!!  ;)

Ingredients for 12~1 cup servings~
1 pound Elbow Pasta or Rotini
4 Tablespoons Butter
1 Tablespoon crushed Garlic
Dash Cayenne Pepper
2 cups 2% Milk
3 cups shredded Cheddar
1 cup shredded Parmesan
25oz Tomato Basil Cuctina Antica Pasta Sauce (
1/2 cup Italian Bread Crumbs
Basil for garnish

     Cook Pasta according to directions, drain and set aside.  Meanwhile, melt Butter in skillet, add Garlic and Cayenne til sauteed and fragrant.  Stir in milk til heated thru, add 2 cups Cheddar and 1/2 cup Parmesan til melted, add the Tomato Bail Sauce til well incorporated then pour over Pasta, stirring well.  Add to Pam coated 9X13 and top with remaining Cheese and sprinkle with Bread Crumbs.  Bake at 375 for 35 minutes.  Garnish with Basil and serve.  Enjoy  :)

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