Progesso--Mac and Cheese
Sep. 24, 2012 8:30 pm
Updated: Jul. 27, 2013 9:19 pm
Hello, EVERYONE...Let me officially announce, I AM BACK!
I know that it has been way too long since I last blogged on Allrecipes.com, and I have been meaning to make a return. I just have been so busy with life responsibilities. I know that it is going to be a busy year for me as well, but I am willing to see how
much more fun I can have blogging here again.
This is my Progresso original recipe--well,somewhat original. I took the recipe from the can but slightly modified it, as some of you may know that I do not usually cook meat at home. I decided not to use bacon. As some of you also know that I LOVE spicy food,
I added Jalapeno to the recipe.
Here is my somewhat original but modified version of Progresso Mac and Cheese recipe.
Total serving: 6
- 3 cups of Penne pasta
- 1 can Progresso Recipe Starters creamy three cheese cooking sauce
- 1/2 cup of 2% Milk (as a cardiac nurse, I have to make my recipe somewhat healthy, right?)
- 4 cloves of garlic--finally chopped (the recipe calls for 1, as a garlic lover, I cannot resist)
- 2 cups of low fat Shredded sharp cheddar cheese (I did not use American cheese, so I used total of 8 oz cheddar cheese)
- 2 tablespoon of Creme Fraiche (a total clean up my refrigerator move, but it turned out to be delicious in Mac and cheese)
- 4 Jalapeno--diced
- Pre-heat the oven to 400 degree. Spray or grease the basking dish or casserole.
- Cook and drain the pasta as directed on package, and set it aside.
- Meanwhile heat up Progresso cooking sauce, milk, and garlic to boiling (I put in like 2 teaspoon of olive oil to slightly stir fry the garlic first, but it may not be necessary)
- Remove the saucepan from the heat, and stir in cheeses until melted. Stir in pasta and jalapeno. Spoon into the baking dish or casserole.
- Bake uncovered for 18 minutes then sprinkle with break crumbs. Switch the oven to Broil for another 2 minutes.
You may sprinkle with bread crumbs when you serve it too.
Personally, I actually like the sauce. I tasted it before I stir in Creme Fraiche, it was good without it. For a quick meal, I think this sauce is good, although I do not know how much it costs on the market. As a cardiac nurse, I would like to remind you to
read the label before purchasing ANY canned product, especially look for the content of saturated fat and sodium.
Mac and Cheese 1
Mac and Cheese 2