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Copycat Panera Mac and Cheese: easy stove top recipe, so creamy and thick just like the real thing!
Easy Microwave Edible Cheese Bowls. Always a WOW! I made them smaller with 1/4 cup fresh grated parm and only cooked for 1 minute in microwave. Best tip is to be ready to IMMEDIATELY turn in onto bowl and nest with other bowl. Very easy though. Recipe at TheYummyLife.com
Healthier, No-Box Mac 'n' Cheese Boiling shells or elbows in water takes less time, so stick with the stovetop for that (make about 3/4 pound) and make the sauce in the microwave. Into a 2-quart glass bowl, pour a bag of leaf spinach and the contents of a 6-ounce container of spreadable Cheddar cheese like Alouette's new sharp Cheddar. Combine and microwave for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring halfway through. When the cheese is melted and the spinach is wilted...
1 pound mini rigatoni pasta 1 shallot, sliced 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 teaspoon olive oil 5 tablespoons unsalted butter 1/4 cup flour 2 cups milk 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese 8 ounces Monterrey jack cheese 8 ounces mozzarella cheese 8 ounces cream cheese softened 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs