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After making this Athenian Orzo recently, I was inspired to try another orzo dish

  • 1 cup orzo
  • 1 cup asparagus, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
4.4/5 (72 Votes)

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Heat oven to 375 degrees F

  • Creamy Baked Macaroni and Cheese
  • Makes 8 -10 servings.
  • 16 ounces elbow macaroni (about 3 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups milk, divided
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 lb (16-ounces) cubed (1/2 inch size) Velveeta cheese
  • 8 ounce shredded Kraft Mild Cheddar Cheese (about 2 cups), divided
  • 8 ounce shredded Kraft Monterrey Jack Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
4.5/5 (59 Votes)

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No one will guess that you cheated by using canned tomato soup

  • 1 package (9-ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
  • 2 cans (10 3/4-ounces each) reduced-sodium condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • Additional shredded Parmesan cheese, optional
4.5/5 (62 Votes)

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I love how this recipe will feed my large family and still yield a few leftovers

  • 12 ounces Rigatoni pasta
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 2 (15 ounce cans) Contadina Tomato Sauce
  • 28 ounce can Contadina Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon Contadina Tomato Paste
  • 1 1/2 cups Mozarella cheese
  • 1/2 finely shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
4.5/5 (60 Votes)

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This recipe will take the mac n' cheese you're used to and make it "grown-up

  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons Gold Medal all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, grated or minced fine
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups shredded Gruyère cheese, about 8 ounces
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves, chopped
4.3/5 (78 Votes)

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Made this Macaroni Grill’s Penne Rustica last night for my family and it was a huge hit! It was so good, they tho

  • GRATINATA SAUCE:
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosemary, chopped
  • 1/2 cup marsala cooking wine
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 cups heavy cream
  • PENNE RUSTICA:
  • 1/2 ounce pancetta or bacon
  • 9 raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 6 ounces grilled chicken breasts, sliced (1 large breast or 2 small)
  • 8 to 12 ounces penne pasta, cooked
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pimiento, chopped (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon shallot, chopped
  • Pinch salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 sprigs fresh rosemary (for garnish)
4.3/5 (61 Votes)

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Copycat recipe for Macaroni Grill's famous bread

  • 1 tbsp yeast
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup warm water
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsps rosemary
  • 2 tbsps butter
4.4/5 (63 Votes)

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Boil macaroni according to box instructions

  • 1 8oz box of Macaroni Noodles
  • 2-3 cups cheddar cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup margarine (melted)
  • salt/pepper to taste
4.6/5 (47 Votes)

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Roasting the garlic for this fettuccine help bring out the full flavor and makes this a richer sauce

  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 pound dried fettuccine pasta
  • 1/2 cup butter, 1 stick
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • Salt
3.9/5 (140 Votes)

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A Weight Watcher friendly Beef Ziti baked with tomatoes and mozzarella cheese

  • 12 ounces ziti, uncooked
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 pound lean ground beef, uncooked
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon ground rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 28 ounce canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
4.1/5 (79 Votes)

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Great side dish for grilled steak, chicken, pork chops, shrimp, fish

  • 1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can chicken broth (I used reduced-sodium)
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup frozen sweet peas
  • 1 tablespoon butter, divided
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 medium clove garlic, minced (1/2 tsp)
  • Grated zest of 1 lemon (1 Tbl)
  • 1 1/2 - 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (half a lemon)
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper, or to taste
  • Salt, to taste
4.5/5 (46 Votes)

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Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water

  • DRESSING:
  • 1 package (7 ounces) ring macaroni or ditalini
  • 1 package (14 ounces) coleslaw mix
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 2 celery ribs, finely chopped
  • 1 medium cucumber, finely chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 can (8 ounces) whole water chestnuts, drained and chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups Miracle Whip Light
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
4.4/5 (54 Votes)

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