For a quick meal, I am always looking for easy recipes. It can’t get much easier and more pleasing to everyone than Cavatappi Mac and Cheese with those huge spiral corkscrews. Serving it alone as a main dish or as a side dish with another entree, I can usually please anyone in the household. Kids love it and husbands like that grab-and-go ease. This one travels away from the table a lot of the time. Watching Netflix or binge watching all my recorded shows, it works for me.
No, not that Blue Box. Get some cavatappi. That corkscrew or helix-shaped pasta is the best for holding on to any sauce. We like cheese. Yum!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 4Carbohydrates: 1g
There are many variations and names for this type of macaroni pasta. Besides cavatappi, it is called cellentani and sometimes has ridges down the side. But it is great for a casserole and holds that texture for great leftovers. But it is best fresh from the pot. Everyone grab a bowl and head to the family room. It’s time for Movie Night!
I cook the whole package at a time because I know we will finish it off and/or have leftovers for another meal. It has variations for which onion to use. My daughter likes chopped scallions and lots of pepper. I like the golden sweet onions best but I can be persuaded to dress it up with a red onion too. Most cheeses will work included colby or cheddar. If you like, choose a blend of them all including Parmesan – whatever suits your taste. Use Velveeta if that’s your choice. It melts nicely and I use it a lot.
Make some for dinner tonight and it will be comforting! Like a warm hug from Mom or Dad. It is said our comfort foods remind us of being a child and the comforts of home and family. May we all enjoy it with our families and make memories.