Sunday, February 3, 2013

Mediterranean Mac & Cheese

I was house sitting at my parents' house and realized that they hadn't gone grocery shopping in awhile and I was hungry and didn't want to go to the store, so I starred into the abyss (I mean fridge) pulled out a bunch of ingredients and came up with this fabulous dinner.  I didn't measure anything, just tossed things in and kept tasting it until it felt "right" the only thing I would add would be basil and using fresh garlic instead of the jarred, otherwise it was amazing.

 
Lo's Fancy Mac & Cheese
 
  • Pasta
  • Feta Cheese
  • Butter
  • Parmigiana Reggiano Cheese
  • Grape Tomatoes (sun dried tomatoes are fabulous too)
  • Kalamata Olives
  • Garlic
I've also made this with some pre-cooked grilled chicken strips from Trader Joes... adds a little more substance to the meal, it's great with or without.


 
 
Cook pasta to package instructions, drain saving a small amount of pasta water.
Add in butter and other ingredients stirring until cheese has melted completely.
 
Top with parm and basil if you have it.