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CAPRESE MACARONI AND CHEESE



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An easy-to-prepare caprese mac and cheese recipe is made entirely in the oven and topped with tomatoes, basil pesto and crispy crumbs.

Provided by Pam Cooking Spray

Categories     Trusted Brands: Recipes and Tips

Time 1h15m

Yield 10

Number Of Ingredients 12

PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
1 (14.5 ounce) can Hunt's® Diced Tomatoes, drained
⅓ cup refrigerated basil pesto
1 (16 ounce) package dry elbow macaroni, uncooked
4 ounces fontina cheese, shredded
2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
6 tablespoons butter, divided
4 cups whole milk
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup panko bread crumbs

Steps:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray 13x9-inch or shallow 3-quart baking dish with cooking spray. Stir together drained tomatoes and pesto in small bowl; set aside. Combine uncooked macaroni, fontina cheese and 1 cup mozzarella cheese in large bowl. Place in dish in an even layer.
  • Microwave 4 tablespoons butter in large microwave-safe bowl on HIGH 30 seconds or until melted. Whisk in milk, flour, salt and pepper until blended. Pour over macaroni mixture. Spoon tomato mixture evenly over macaroni. Cover dish with aluminum foil; bake 40 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, microwave remaining 2 tablespoons butter in small microwave-safe bowl on HIGH 20 seconds or until melted. Stir in bread crumbs. Top macaroni with remaining 1 cup mozzarella cheese and bread crumb mixture. Bake uncovered 10 to 15 minutes more or until golden brown on top. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 471.6 calories, Carbohydrate 50.2 g, Cholesterol 58.4 mg, Fat 22 g, Fiber 2.1 g, Protein 20.7 g, SaturatedFat 11.9 g, Sodium 799.6 mg, Sugar 7.4 g

CAPRESE MAC & CHEESE



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Make and share this Caprese Mac & Cheese recipe from Food.com.

Provided by Hannah Petertil

Categories     Macaroni And Cheese

Time 55m

Yield 4 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 9

3/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 lb ripe plum tomato, chopped
1/2 lb fresh mozzarella cheese, torn into 1/2 inch chunks
2 (7 1/4 ounce) boxes of your favorite mac and cheese

Steps:

  • In a large bowl, combine oil, vinegar, garlic, basil, salt, red pepper and black pepper; add tomatoes and mozzarella and toss until well coated; let mixture marinate at room temperature at least 30 minutes.
  • Cook pasta per package directions; drain; place in a large bowl and add the tomato mixture; toss until well combined, allowing the cheese to melt slightly.
  • Serve warm.

CAPRESE MAC 'N' CHEESE RECIPE BY TASTY



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Here's what you need: elbow macaroni, unsalted butter, all-purpose flour, whole milk, paprika, ground black pepper, kosher salt, baby spinach, shredded mozzarella cheese, fresh mozzarella cheese, small tomatoes, fresh basil

Provided by Pierce Abernathy

Categories     Dinner

Yield 4 servings

Number Of Ingredients 12

1 lb elbow macaroni, uncooked
¼ cup unsalted butter, 1/2 stick
¼ cup all-purpose flour
3 ½ cups whole milk
¼ teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon ground black pepper, plus more to taste
1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
2 cups baby spinach
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
½ lb fresh mozzarella cheese, sliced, optional
3 small tomatoes, sliced
3 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped

Steps:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Drain and transfer to a large bowl. Set aside.
  • In a large cast-iron skillet, melt the butter over low heat until foamy. Add the flour and stir until completely smooth and slightly thickened, about 2 minutes.
  • While stirring, gradually add the milk and cook until the sauce is thickened, about 4 minutes. Season with the paprika, pepper, and salt.
  • Fold in the spinach and stir until wilted. Add 1½ cups (150 g) of shredded mozzarella and stir until completely melted.
  • Add the cooked pasta and stir to coat in the sauce.
  • Sprinkle the remaining shredded mozzarella evenly over the pasta, then top with the fresh mozzarella if using. Arrange the tomato slices on top.
  • Bake until browned and bubbling, about 25 minutes.
  • Top with basil before serving.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts : Calories 1055 calories, Carbohydrate 112 grams, Fat 43 grams, Fiber 6 grams, Protein 53 grams, Sugar 16 grams

CAPRESE MACARONI SALAD



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When fresh tomatoes and basil are abundant in the summer, I like to make this wonderful Caprese macaroni salad. -Debbie Glasscock, Conway, Arkansas

Provided by Taste of Home

Categories     Lunch     Side Dishes

Time 20m

Yield 7 servings.

Number Of Ingredients 11

2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
1 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon Italian salad dressing mix
2 teaspoons sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground mustard
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup fresh mozzarella cheese pearls
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, slivered
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Steps:

  • Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water. Cool completely., For dressing, in a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, dressing mix, sugar, mustard, salt and pepper. In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, mozzarella and macaroni. Add dressing; gently toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving. Top with basil and Parmesan before serving.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 397 calories, Fat 31g fat (8g saturated fat), Cholesterol 29mg cholesterol, Sodium 458mg sodium, Carbohydrate 20g carbohydrate (4g sugars, Fiber 1g fiber), Protein 10g protein.

EASY CAPRESE MAC AND CHEESE



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Busy day? Take it easy with this Easy Caprese Mac and Cheese. Jazz up your mac and cheese with tomatoes, mozzarella and basil in this Caprese-inspired macaroni and cheese.

Provided by Horizon Organic

Categories     Trusted Brands: Recipes and Tips     Horizon® Organic

Time 15m

Yield 4

Number Of Ingredients 6

2 (6 ounce) boxes Horizon® ClassicMac™ Pasta Shells & White Cheddar Cheese
2 tablespoons butter
¼ cup milk
1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
½ cup small fresh mozzarella balls (ciliegine)
¼ cup shredded fresh basil

Steps:

  • Prepare the Horizon mac and cheese according to the package directions.
  • Stir in the tomatoes, mozzarella pearls, and basil. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 432 calories, Carbohydrate 59.7 g, Cholesterol 39.5 mg, Fat 14.6 g, Fiber 1.7 g, Protein 15.5 g, SaturatedFat 8.9 g, Sodium 790 mg, Sugar 0.7 g

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What is Caprese Mac and cheese?
An easy-to-prepare caprese mac and cheese recipe is made entirely in the oven and topped with tomatoes, basil pesto and crispy crumbs. An easy-to-prepare caprese mac and cheese recipe is made entirely in the oven and topped with tomatoes, basil pesto and crispy crumbs.
How to Cook Mac and cheese in the microwave?
Stir together drained tomatoes and pesto in small bowl; set aside. Combine uncooked macaroni, fontina cheese and 1 cup mozzarella cheese in large bowl. Place in dish in an even layer. Microwave 4 tablespoons butter in large microwave-safe bowl on HIGH 30 seconds or until melted.
How do you make macaroni and cheese with mayonnaise?
Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water. Cool completely. For dressing, in a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, dressing mix, sugar, mustard, salt and pepper. In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, mozzarella and macaroni. Add dressing; gently toss to coat.
How to Cook Pasta with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese?
Remove pan from heat and whisk in mozzarella then 1 cup Parmesan. Continue whisking until smooth. Stir in cooked pasta and transfer to prepared baking dish. Sprinkle Italian bread crumbs on top then cover the top with tomato slices. Season the tomatoes with salt and pepper. Bake until bubbly and golden, 25 to 30 minutes.

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