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Elbows Mac and Cheese with Tuscan Herb Sauce

"This hearty mac and cheese with Tuscan herb-seasoned sauce is quick and cheesy, and will feed a crowd."
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30 m servings 469 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Calories:
  • 469 kcal
  • 23%
  • Fat:
  • 21.8 g
  • 34%
  • Carbs:
  • 53.5g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 16.2 g
  • 32%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 69 mg
  • 23%
  • Sodium:
  • 522 mg
  • 21%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Bring a large pot of water and cook the pasta 1/2 of the cooking time. Drain and toss with 1 tbsp of olive oil and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile in a large skillet saute garlic in remaining olive oil for 1-2 minutes or until slightly yellow in color. Add the Barilla Tuscan Herb sauce and bring to a simmer. Add the heavy cream and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. In a 13x9 casserole combine the pasta with the sauce and fold in the Parmigiano cheese. Top with fontina and bake in a 375 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until bubbly and brown. Remove from the oven and let it rest for 10 minutes before serving.

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  1. 25 Ratings

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Not your Momma's Mac 'N Cheese. This sauce is a little more "tomato-y"... and the heavy cream makes it rich and smooth. It's really good. Be sure to use Fontina for the top, because it melts bea...

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This was less a mac and cheese and more a goulash. Parmigiano isn't exactly a super-melty cheese, and it is the only cheese that is actually mixed in with the pasta. That being said, it's a te...

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Not your Momma's Mac 'N Cheese. This sauce is a little more "tomato-y"... and the heavy cream makes it rich and smooth. It's really good. Be sure to use Fontina for the top, because it melts bea...

This is another recipe that I adapted for use at our soup kitchen. We had a nice package of grated mozzarella, so I sprung for a few jars of the Tuscan Herb Sauce (which I really like!) and I u...

We really enjoyed this dish. It was rich and creamy and yummy. The Tuscan Herb sauce is delicious, and the cheesy goodness just adds to it. The picture I took is before we dug into it just to...

I was pleasantly surprised by this recipe. I thought the sauce was incredibly rich but after it baked, it was really nice. I thought it was more like an Italian casserole than mac & cheese. A he...

Very good, simple recipe. I used monterey jack instead of fontina because that's what I could find, and I added fresh basil and extra garlic. I also served with Italian sausage. Came together ...

I would have given this 4 stars because i thought it was good but not amazing. My kids on the other hand, they loved it! Even my picky little eater ate all she could. So this is a 5 star recipe ...

What a wonderful way to incorporate the Barilla sauce with a classic favorite. The fontina cheese is a must for this recipe. The flavor combination with the cream, cheese, and tomato sauce is de...

We really liked this! I make mac and cheese fairly often from scratch and this was a nice twist! The kids liked it but did tell me to go back to my old way - I would definitely make this for a g...

this one won my family over! I almost did a goof and didn't add the heavy whipping cream until after I mixed things together and caught my mistake. Thankfully I put it back on the stove, mixed i...