Macaroni and Cheese Au Gratin with Basil Flavored Sun Dried Tomatoes

Overview

This is the true definition of Italian-American cooking. Simple, delicious comfort food to take you back to when you were a kid. Except you aren't a kid anymore so Bella Sun Luci sun dried tomatoes, Italian seasoning and breadcrumbs will bring you back into the now, a little more sophisticated but still wanting the goody-goody, without the guilt. Cook it up, share it all around and dig in! Your guests will love you for it, no matter what their ages are.

This is the true definition of Italian-American cooking. Simple, delicious comfort food to take you back to when you were a kid. Except you aren't a kid anymore so Bella Sun Luci sun dried tomatoes, Italian seasoning and breadcrumbs will bring you back into the now, a little more sophisticated but still wanting the goody-goody, without the guilt. Cook it up, share it all around and dig in! Your guests will love you for it, no matter what their ages are.

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound elbow macaroni, or any favorite pasta
  • 1 pint heavy cream
  • 8 oz shredded Italian cheese blend (any combination of mozzarella, provolone, asiago, parmesan, etc)
  • 1 3.5 oz bag Bella Sun Luci Sun Dried Tomatoes with Italian Basil
  • 1 cup Italian (fine) breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp (1 oz) Bella Sun Luci Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 400° F.
  • Cook the pasta 2 minutes less than the package directions say.
  • In the meantime, heat the cream on the stove until it just begins to boil then add the sun dried tomatoes, cheese, salt and pepper.
  • Add the cooked pasta to the cream and cheese mixture and stir well.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the breadcrumbs, Italian Seasoning and olive oil.
  • Turn into several single serving soufflé dishes, avalons or ramekins, or into one large casserole dish.
  • Top with the breadcrumb mixture.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes or until the breadcrumbs are golden brown.

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