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pasta and cheese

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Colleen Sowa
La Crosse, WI

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! Play With Your Food! ox

(1 rating)
yield 8 -10
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For pasta and cheese

  • 1 lb
    pasta of choice
  • 1 lg
    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

How To Make pasta and cheese

  • 1
    Bring water to a rolling boil. Add salt.
  • 2
    Open Box of favorite pasta, (I used penne this time).
  • 3
    Put pasta in boiling water, and cook according to directions, stirring.
  • 4
    I like my pasta al dente, drain pasta.
  • 5
    Make cheese sauce by adding: Milk.
  • 6
    Cheese of choice.
  • 7
  • 8
    Sour Cream and spices. Stirring constantly, over low to medium low heat, until rich creamy sauce is done. Turn off heat.
  • 9
    Stir 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.
  • 10
    Serve 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.