Pasta and Cheese

Colleen Sowa


This is an easy recipe, I used Penne Pasta this time, but use elbow macaroni, shells, or any pastas of this type. I DON'T care for using spaghetti types of pastas in this recipe.

This is a recipe my grandchildren love!

The longer you let the recipe "rest" the more it thickens and absorbs.

If you like it thinner, or to reheat... just add more milk or even a little water.

We serve it right from the stove, but sometimes broil it with bread crumbs on top... both ways are very good!

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20 Min
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1 lb
pasta of choice
1 large
kettle boiling water
2 tsp
sea salt


1 1/2 c
2 c
cheese (shredded)
1 stick
1 c
sour cream
1/2 tsp
sea salt
1 tsp
ground white or black pepper
1/4 tsp
ground cayenne pepper


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1Bring water to a rolling boil.

Add salt.

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2Open Box of favorite pasta, (I used penne this time).

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3Put pasta in boiling water, and cook according to directions, stirring.

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4I like my pasta al dente, drain pasta.

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5Make cheese sauce by adding:


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6Cheese of choice.

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8Sour Cream and spices.

Stirring constantly, over low to medium low heat, until rich creamy sauce is done. Turn off heat.

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9Stir drained pasta into sauce to coat well.

The sauce thickens on the pasta as it sits.

*** If you have any left: to reheat another day, add a little milk or water. It will again thicken as it sits.

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10Serve with what ever you like, This time we had Polish sausages and baked beans.

It is a great side dish with almost anything!

*** I usually make extra pasta, let it cool and put in containers in refrigerator for adding to other recipes during the week.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta Sides
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtag: #comfort-food