Birthday Mac & Cheese for Kimijo

Kimi Gaines


It was so much fun coming up with a mac & cheese with my daughter Danielle for my BD dinner. We used a special Italian pasta called Lumaconi from Italy. I found it at Big Lots. We used 3 different cheeses and milk. It was amazing!!

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20 Min


40 Min


bag of lumaconi pasta
4 c
4 Tbsp
cornstarch mixed in with a 1/2 cup of cool water
4 c
shredded cheddar cheese
2 c
shredded mozzarella cheese
1 c
cubed velvetta
1-2 tsp
prepared mustard
1 tsp
garlic powder
salt & pepper to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

In boiling salted water cook pasta aladenti. Meanwhile in a lg saucepan add milk, stirring constantly on medium heat. Add in cornstarch mixture to thicken. Add mustard, garlic & salt & pepper. If need be add more salt, pepper, mustard & garlic. We taste along the way. Add cheeses (reserving one cup of both cheddar and mozzarella), till nice and melted and creamy. Drain pasta; in the lg pot put back in the pasta & cheese sauce; mix well. On top of pasta spread the cheeses, cover and bake at 375f for 40 minutes. Remove foil to brown on top.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides